After publishing a photo of the suspect in the alleged attack on Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) in an elevator at her apartment complex Thursday morning, police in Washington, D.C., reportedly made an arrest.
The Metropolitan Police Department sought the public for help identifying the culprit in a simple assault charge by publishing the security camera photograph.
Kendrick Hamlin, 26, was later arrested and charged in connection with the assault, according to police.
The culprit is thought to be a homeless man, according to the US Capitol Police.
According to a police complaint, Craig spotted the suspect “acting erratic” in the lobby area of her apartment building at 7:15 a.m., as though he was under the influence of an unknown narcotic.
The congresswoman told police that after she said “good morning,” the suspect followed her into the elevator and began doing push ups at random.
Craig informed police that the man then hit her on the chin with a clinched fist and then afterwards grabbed her neck.
Craig, according to police, defended herself by throwing her hot coffee at the suspect.
MPD seeks the public's assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a Simple Assault that occurred this morning in the 300 block of H Street, NE, involving a member of Congress.
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411 pic.twitter.com/ZDYbodVsw7
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) February 9, 2023
Craig’s chief of staff confirmed after the attack that while she had suffered bruising she was otherwise ‘physically ok’ after the attack.
Statement by Rep. Angie Craig's Chief of Staff: pic.twitter.com/YHXKJkuK42
— Angie Craig (@RepAngieCraig) February 9, 2023
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