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Congressmember Grace Meng

Congressmember Grace Meng was robbed and beaten for her handbag Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., her spokesperson said.

Meng was walking towards her Washington apartment, reportedly around 8:30 p.m., when she was struck in the back of the head. As she fell to the ground, the attacker took her handbag and fled on foot, her office said.

However, she said she has resumed regular activity shortly after the incident.

“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” Meng said. “I thank the U.S. Capitol Police and the District of Columbia Police for responding quickly and professionally.”

The congressmember, sworn in at the start of this year, suffered a bruise on her chin and underwent a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital.

“Obviously, things could have been much worse,” she said.

 

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