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Rep. Meng mugged in Washington

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:29 pm

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced Wednesday that she has resumed regular activities after being robbed Tuesday night near Capitol Hill.

Meng was walking toward her D.C. apartment after having dinner at a restaurant when she was struck in the back of the head near Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. As she fell to the ground, the perpetrator took her handbag, then fled on foot.

“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” Meng said. “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.”

The Congresswoman suffered a bruise on her chin and underwent a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital.

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