Police: Nesconset Man Arrested After Threatening to Kill Zeldin, Trump Supporters
Local News, Crime, Politics
By Long Island News & PR
Published: July 09 2018
Martin Astrof, 75, allegedly went to the campaign headquarters of Congressman Zeldin and became irate and making threats.
SCPD arrested Martin Astrof of Nesconset, 75, for making a terroristic threat.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
Nesconset, NY - July 9, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Nesconset man for making a terroristic threat against a campaign worker at Lee Zeldin’s Congressional Campaign Headquarters in Nesconset on July 6, 2018.
Martin Astrof was arrested after he threatened to kill supporters of Congressman Lee Zeldin and President Donald Trump. Astrof went to the campaign headquarters of Congressman Zeldin and became irate with a campaign worker at approximately 11:15 a.m. After threatening to kill the campaign worker and other supporters, Astrof backed his car up in an aggressive manner nearly striking the worker.
Astrof fled the scene and was arrested a short time later in front of his home in Nesconset.
Astrof, 75, was charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a felony, and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree.
Astrof was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 7.
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