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NY1 Reporter Contacted by Capitol Police About Grimm Incident

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On Thursday, a day after Rep. Michael Grimm apologized to NY1's Washington reporter, Michael Scotto, for physically threatening him, Scotto was contacted by the Capitol Police about the incident, but told them he did not want to press charges.

Grimm made the threats Tuesday night after Scotto attempted to ask him about an investigation into his campaign fundraising.

The incident was still generating talk on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California singled out Scotto before the start of a news conference on a minimum wage hike.

"Could I just say before we start: no one is going to hurt you. No one," Boxer said.

The incident was also fodder for late-night comedians, with Jon Stewart offering a tongue-in-cheek tribute to NY1 and poking fun at Staten Island.

"To be fair, I will throw you off this f-----g balcony is a relatively standard and traditional Staten Island goodbye," Stewart said.

Scotto has accepted Grimm's apology and an offer to have lunch with the Congressman.

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