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Two Staffers for Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly Attacked By Man With Baseball Bat at His Office

Two members of Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly’s staff were attacked by a man with a baseball bat at his office on Monday morning.

The 73-year-old Democrat representative said the attacker was looking for him at his district office in Fairfax when the incident occurred.

The two staff members have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This morning, an individual entered my District Office armed with a baseball bat and asked for me before committing an act of violence against two members of my staff. The individual is in police custody and both members of my team were transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” the congressman said in  statement.

“Right now, our focus is on ensuring they are receiving the care they need. We are incredibly thankful to the City of Fairfax Police Department and emergency medical professionals for their quick response.”

Rep. Connolly continued, “I have the best team in Congress. 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.”

The suspect is in the custody of the Fairfax City Police, but his identity or motive have not been made public at the time of publishing.

Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. He has served in the House since 2009.

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