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New York Congressman Apologizes for Threatening to Throw TV Reporter Off Balcony Deadline

A New York congressman has offered an apology after he was caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony on Capitol Hill and warning that he would break the reporter in half. You can see the original video clip by clicking here.

Deadline.com reports: "New York Rep. Michael Grimm told a gaggle of reporters outside his office this morning he expects his mother to remind him he was not raised to threaten to throw reporters off of balconies." The Republican politician added that he had set a lunch date with Michael Scotto, the NY1 reporter who was the object of his wrath.

Scotto tweeted that he had accepted Grimm's apology, the report notes.

Recounting the incident this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scotto reportedly said of Grimm: “He did seem angry -- he seemed angrier than I have ever seen a politician talk to a reporter about a question that he or she didn’t like."

Grimm, whose campaign finance issues have come under scrutiny lately, had the outburst in response to a question about those issues from Scotto, as we reported earlier today.

michael grimm.jpgMichael Grimm, R-N.Y.