U.S. Rep. Grace Meng was reportedly attacked earlier this week while walking near the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.
Meng was reportedly hit over the head and her attacker also took her Gucci handbag. According to a release from the Congresswoman’s office, Meng suffered a bruise on her chin and had a CAT scan performed at George Washington University Hospital.
No suspect has been identified as of press time and Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police are investigating.
Meng sent out a press release on Wednesday night.
“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” Meng said. “Obviously, things could have been much worse.”