crimes and misdemeanors

Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng Attacked and Robbed in D.C.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: New York City Congresswoman Grace Meng attends the 4th New York Chinese Film Festival Opening Night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on November 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Grace Meng. Photo: Jemal Countess/2013 Getty Images

Representative Grace Meng, a freshman congresswoman from Queens, was mugged on Tuesday night as she walked to her Capitol Hill apartment after having dinner with a friend. At around 8:30 p.m., Meng was attacked from behind at Sixth Street Southeast and Pennsylvania Avenue. “I didn’t see anyone coming,” she told the Daily News. “I just got hit on the head. I must have fallen.” Meng was disoriented when police found her and can’t remember anything after she was hit, but she said her Gucci bag had been stolen. She was treated at the hospital for her head injury and some minor bruises and scrapes, and was back in the House by Wednesday afternoon. “I’m from New York City and I have not been mugged like that,” she said. “But the Capitol Police were great, the D.C. Police Department was very helpful.”

Queens Rep. Grace Meng Mugged in D.C.