Andrew Yang rushes to help photojournalist facing attack by man holding metal pole

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang rushed to help a photographer facing an assault by a man holding a metal pole and is being credited with de-escalating the situation.

Yang, a former 2020 presidential contender who is considered the front-runner to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, was aboard the Staten Island Ferry on Friday when the incident occurred. Getty photographer Spencer Platt told the New York Post that he was part of a group of press traveling on the boat with Yang, when all of a sudden, a passenger became aggressive.

Platt recounted being on the phone when a
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