Two staffers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS An attacker wielding a baseball bat stormed Rep. Gerry Connolly’s (D-VA) Virginia office on Monday, demanding to speak to Connolly before swinging at two staffers who had to be hospitalized, his office said.
Police in Fairfax confirmed they were called out to Connolly’s office to investigate an assault on two employees. The assailant struck one aide in the head and another—an intern on her first day in the office—on the side of her torso,
. He also shattered glass in a conference room and struck several computers. “The victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is in police custody,” Fairfax police tweeted. U.S. Capitol Police later identified the suspect as a 49-year old local named Xuan Kha Tran Pham, and said he was wielding a metal bat. He is facing charges of aggravated malicious wounding and malicious wounding. headtopics.com
“At this time, it is not clear what the suspect’s motivation may have been. Based on what we know right now, investigators do not have any information that the suspect was known to the USCP,”
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Democratic congressman’s staff attacked by man with baseball bat | CNN PoliticsVirginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly said two staffers were injured Monday by a man wielding a bat who came into his district office in Fairfax.
Staff for Rep. Connolly attacked by man with baseball bat in district officeTwo staff members for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) were assaulted and hospitalized Monday morning by a man armed with a baseball bat who entered the congressman’s district office in Fairfax, Virginia.
US congressman’s staff attacked by man armed with metal baseball batStaffers working for Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) were attacked by a person armed with a baseball bat, according to a press release from the lawmaker. The suspect, who is now in custody, allegedly asked for the congressman before the attack.
Rep. Connolly says man with baseball bat attacked his Virginia officeRep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said in a statement that a man armed with a baseball bat attacked two workers at his district office in Fairfax, Va. He says the individual is in police custody and the two who were attacked have been transferred to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. NBC’s Ryan Nobles reports.
Man attacked staffers with bat at Virginia congressman’s office, police say’My District Office staff make themselves available to constituents and members of the public every day. The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating.’
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