Suspect Farzad Fazeli Screams Profanities About Trump and Attempts Stabbing GOP Candidate With Switchblade
Stabbing suspect Farzad Fazeli
On Sunday, a 35-year-old Castro Valley man named Farzad Fazeli tried to stab Republican candidate Rudy Peters at his campaign booth at the Castro Valley Fall Festival.
Thank God the switchblade malfunctioned preventing Farzad Fazeli from stabbing Peters.
NBC Bay Area reported:
Farzad Fazeli, 35, approached Rudy Peters at his campaign booth at the Castro Valley Fall Festival in “an aggressive manner,” and made disparaging remarks about Peters and the republican party, witnesses told officers. Fazeli allegedly pulled out a knife and attempted to stab Peters, but the knife malfunctioned and Peters got into a physical altercation with Fazeli.
No injuries were reported from the incident, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelly.
Fazeli fled the scene but he was later arrested with a switchblade knife located on his person, officials said.
Rudy Peters is running against Democrat Eric Swalwell for the 15th Congressional District in California.
CBS Bay Area reported that according to witnesses, Farzad Fazeli made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Peters’ opponent Eric Swalwell condemned the violence in a tweet.
On Sunday, my opponent @PetersCongress was attacked at his campaign booth in Castro Valley. I’m glad to hear Mr. Peters is okay. But it’s NEVER okay to use violence to settle political disagreements (or any disagreement). Fortunately, @ACSOSheriffs arrested the suspect.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) September 11, 2018