Man Attacks Congressional Candidate With Knife
By Tom Knighton
It’s often joked that politics is a bloodsport. It’s not much of a joke, truth be told, mostly because while the blood is metaphorical, it’s still pretty brutal. People try actively to hurt their opponents’ chances and, if necessary, their personal lives. You don’t go into politics unless you have a fairly thick skin because of that brutality.
But one thing politics shouldn’t be is dangerous.
Unfortunately, one Republican congressman’s race became just that recently.
A man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday, September 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies working at the Castro Valley Fall Festival were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths.
Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim, Republican candidate Rudy Peters, who is running against incumbent Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) for the 15th congressional district seat
The Castro Valley News first reported on the attack.
According to witnesses, 35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made …Read the Rest
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