Heckler Charged with Assault After Confronting Rudy Giuliani

A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge.

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FILE - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference June 7, 2022, in New York. A heckler who clapped Giuliani on the back at a campaign event, Sunday, June 26, 2022, was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. The episode Sunday at a Staten Island supermarket produced dueling accounts, with Giuliani likening the touch to being hit by a bullet, saying it could have killed him, while the man’s lawyers described it as a tap, meant to…

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