Man arrested for attempting to stab Republican opponent of Rep. Eric Swalwell

On Tuesday, news broke that 35-year-old Farzad Fazeli was arrested by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly attempted to stab Rudy Peters, a Republican running to replace Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

According to a press release issued by Sgt. Ray Kelly, Public Information Officer for the department:

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, about 3:45pm, ACSO deputies were assigned to the Castro Valley Fall Festival when they were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths.

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Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim who is running as a political candidate for a local congressional seat.

According to witness statements, Farzad Fazeli (35) approached the victim in an aggressive manner and made disparaging remarks about his political party and elected officials. During the incident, Fazeli is suspected to have pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab the victim. The knife malfunctioned and the victim became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli.

Fazeli fled the scene but was detained a short time later by deputies. A switchblade knife was located on his person.

Fazeli was placed under arrest for felony assault, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and possession of a switchblade knife. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported and the case has been forwarded to the local District Attorney.

Swalwell condemned the attack in a tweet:

For some, the attack was a reminder of another bloody attempt on the lives of elected Republicans by a deranged leftist.

Others pointed a finger of blame at the biased left-wing media:

We agree…

Sage advise, but will the media take heed?

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