California: Man arrested in attempted knife attack on GOP congressional candidate

California: Man arrested in attempted knife attack on GOP congressional candidate
Farzad Fazeli. Alameda County Sheriff

[Ed. – Peters is running against Democrat Eric Swallwell in CA-15 (Alameda).]

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Tuesday that a suspect attempted to stab Republican congressional candidate Randy Peters with a switchblade over the weekend at the Castro Valley Fall Festival.

On Sunday, September 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies working at the Castro Valley Fall Festival were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths. …

According to witnesses, 35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Donald Trump.

During the incident, Fazeli allegedly pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab Peters.

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