Man accused of threatening to kill Trump supporters

NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.

Martin Astrof has been charged Friday with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment. The 75-year-old was jailed overnight pending a Saturday arraignment.

Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available. A message on his home phone wasn't immediately returned.

Suffolk County police say Astrof confronted the worker at Zeldin's campaign headquarters. They say he aggressively backed up his car and nearly struck the worker before speeding off.

Astrof had been arrested near his Nesconset home.

Zeldin has represented parts of Long Island since 2015. He said he's received threats since Trump's election.

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