U.S. Rep. Angie Craig releases statement following assault in her Washington D.C. apartment

(ABC 6 News) – Friday, Rep. Angie Craig released a statement a day after she was assaulted in elevator of her Washington D.C. apartment.

The assault happened at approximately 7:15 a.m. Thursday. The statement says Rep. Craig defended herself and suffered bruising, but is otherwise physically okay.

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The statement said the assailant fled the scene of the assault before police arrived and there is no evidence that the incident was politically motivated.

The DC Metropolitan Police responded quickly after Rep. Craig called 9-1-1, according to the statement.

The police report states that Rep. Craig reported seeing the man acting erratic as if he was under the influence of something. After she got onto the elevator, the man also got on the elevator and started doing pushups.

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On Thursday evening District of Columbia police said that they had arrested a suspect in an assault on Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota.

Friday, Rep. Angie Craig issued the following statement:

“My morning coffee really saved the day yesterday, but not exactly how I expected it to. 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.

“I wanted to let everyone know that the outpouring of support from friends, constituents and colleagues has been overwhelming. From myself, Cheryl and our entire family, thank you.

“I remain deeply grateful to the law enforcement officers for their quick response and subsequent arrest of a suspect last night. 

“I feel very fortunate to have escaped following the attack and be home in Minnesota today recovering.”