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Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
Friday July 6th, 2018 :: 09:46 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats and Reckless Endangerment

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2018
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats and Reckless Endangerment
 
Location: Congressman Zeldin Campaign Headquarters, 182 Terry Road, Nesconset
 
Date/Time: July 6, 2018 at approximately 11:15 a.m.
 
Suffolk County Police today arrested a Nesconset man for making a terroristic threat against a campaign worker at Lee Zeldin’s Congressional Campaign Headquarters in Nesconset this morning.
 
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, of 7 Meryl Lane, was charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a felony, and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree.
 
Astrof will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 7.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-387470
Suffolk County Police Department EB/2135
 

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Yaphank, NY 11980

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