The election for the next Governor of New York State is still a few months away but things are getting pretty intense around The Empire State as emotions are running higher than ever. It was a violent night near the Rochester area late Thursday.

While at an appearance on the campaign trail, one of the people running for Governor was attacked by a man who allegedly tried to stab him. Lee Zeldin was speaking in front of a group of people when the man ran at him.

The man appeared to have some sort of sharp object on his hand. Congressman Zedlin is on a campaign tour that runs throughout the state this weekend. After the incident took place, Zeldin Tweeted offering his gratitude for those who help stop the man.

After the attempted stabbing Thursday, New York's current Governor Tweeted her thoughts and condemned the attack.

Later Thursday, two police officers were shot in an ambush that left one of them dead.

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

DC Comics That Can’t Become DC Movies

These popular DC Comics titles can never get their own DC movies. (Sorry.)

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

More From 106.5 WYRK