United States Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was assaulted in the elevator of her apartment building in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 9, according to a statement released on her Twitter account by her Chief of Staff Nick Cole.
The statement says that about 7:15 a.m., Craig was assaulted in the elevator of her apartment building. She defended herself and suffered bruising but is otherwise OK.
Craig called 9-1-1 and her assailant fled. The statement says there is no evidence that the attack was politically motivated
“Rep. Craig is grateful to the DC Metropolitan Police Department for their quick response and asks for privacy at this time,” Cole said.
The next day, Feb. 10, Craig released a statement of her own via her Twitter account.
“My morning coffee really saved the day yesterday, but not exactly how I expected it to,” she said. “On a serious note, I will also say that I was very, very lucky that I was not more injured – and I’ll have more to say about that soon.”
Craig went on to say that she is thankful for the outpouring of support she has received and the quick response of law enforcement.
A suspect in the attack was arrested later that night of Feb. 9.
Craig is currently back in Minnesota recovering.
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