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Rep. Angie Craig assaulted in D.C. apartment building

By: - February 9, 2023 1:19 pm

Craig file photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images.

Rep. Angie Craig was assaulted in the elevator of her D.C. apartment building Thursday morning, the Minnesota Democrat’s office said in a statement. 

“Rep. Craig defended herself from the attacker and suffered bruising, but is otherwise physically okay,” said her chief of staff, Nick Coe.  

Craig’s office said the attack did not appear to be politically motivated. The representative called 911, but her assailant fled the scene. A D.C. police spokesperson told The Washington Post no arrest has been made. 

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Grace Deng
Grace Deng

Grace Deng was a reporting intern with the Minnesota Reformer. They studied legal studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. The Seattle native has previously been a statehouse intern with USA TODAY Network Ohio and an editorial fellow with Washingtonian Magazine.