Man in custody after Rudy Giuliani was 'slapped' in the back, police say

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A antheral was taken into custody Sunday aft helium was alleged to person slapped erstwhile New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani connected his back.

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A antheral was taken into custody Sunday aft helium was alleged to person slapped erstwhile New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani connected his back, New York City constabulary said.

The man, a 39-year-old employee, is an worker astatine a ShopRite store successful the city's Staten Island borough, wherever Giuliani was campaigning for his son, Andrew, who's vying for the Republican nomination for politician of New York, constabulary said.

Police said the antheral "approached him and slapped him successful the back."

"We volition not beryllium intimidated by near helping attacks," Andrew Giuliani said successful an emailed statement. "As politician I volition basal up for instrumentality and bid truthful that New Yorkers consciousness harmless again."

The antheral was not identified, and constabulary did not accidental what circumstantial allegations prompted them to detain him.

Store information video published by the New York Post shows idiosyncratic coming up down Giuliani wrong the retailer and slapping him connected the backmost without overmuch reactive question by Giuliani.

NBC News has not verified the video.

Giuliani, 78, told the work the antheral called him an expletive during the contact.

Giuliani, who worked arsenic an advisor to erstwhile President Donald Trump during the clip successful bureau erstwhile helium challenged the results of the 2020 election, did not necessitate aesculapian attention, constabulary said.

In May, Giuliani, a lawyer and erstwhile national prosecutor, met with the legislature committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots for 9 hours.