Capitol Police continue to investigate an attack on Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., that occurred Tuesday night.
No arrests have been made, according to department spokesman Shennell Antrobus.
The freshman congresswoman was hit over the head and robbed in the Eastern Market neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, ABC-7’s Jennifer Donelan reported Wednesday.
Meng sustained injuries to her knee, hand and face, and she was taken to George Washington University Hospital.
“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” Meng said in the statement. “Obviously, things could have been much worse. I thank the U.S. Capitol Police and the District of Columbia Police for responding quickly and professionally.”
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.