(NewsNation) — Minnesota congresswoman Angie Craig is OK after being assaulted Thursday in the elevator of her apartment building in Washington, D.C, according to a social media post from her office.
According to her Chief of Staff Nick Coe, Craig was assaulted around 7:15 a.m., defended herself and suffered bruising, but is otherwise OK.
Craig called 911 and the assailant fled the scene of the assault, Coe said, adding there “is no evidence that the incident was politically motivated.”
Coe said Craig is grateful to the DC Metropolitan Police Department for its quick response and asks for privacy at this time.
The incident comes amid heightened concerns over increased harassment and threats against federal public officials following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In the two years that followed Jan. 6, harassment, violence and threats against public officials were on the rise across the country. Threats and attacks against national figures, including Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Paul Pelosi, husband of then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, made headlines.
The Hill reported Craig told reporters on Capitol Hill that she was having “a bad morning,” but didn’t go into further detail.
“No one messes with Angie,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said on Twitter. “She went straight to the Hill this morning and attended a meeting in the Senate with the Governor and me and several members of our delegation about legislation for the people of her district.”
Check back as this story is developing.
The Hill contributed to this report.