Report: Congresswoman Angie Craig Fended off Her Attacker With Hot Coffee

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On Thursday, we brought you the report of Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-Minn.) being attacked in the elevator of her apartment building. Per the statement issued by her office on Thursday, Craig managed to defend herself and was physically okay, aside from some bruising.


Now, further details are emerging regarding the incident.

District of Columbia police said on Thursday night that they had arrested a suspect. The police report noted that Craig tossed hot coffee at her assailant.

Score one for quick thinking and hot java!

Craig, 50, is serving her third term in Congress.

Per Washington’s Metropolitan police department, 26-year-old Kendrick Hamlin was arrested and charged with simple assault. (No word on whether Hamlin sustained any injury from the coffee.)

At this point, there is no indication of a motive, but Craig’s office has indicated they do not believe the attack was politically motivated. According to the police report, Hamlin was “acting erratic as if he was under the influence of an unknown substance.”

Unfortunately, in the process of reporting on the attack, MSNBC apparently doxxed the Congresswoman.


MSNBC erroneously aired the home address of Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., doxxing the lawmaker hours after she was allegedly attacked inside an elevator at her residence in Washington, D.C.

MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson covered the assault, noting that Craig is “physically OK” and was able to throw hot coffee on her attacker. But during the segment, Jackson said MSNBC obtained the police report and then aired an unredacted version of the document for roughly 15 seconds.

The report featured her private address.



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