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U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly says a man with a baseball bat walked into his office in Fairfax, Virginia, asked for him — and then assaulted two members of his staff.
It was the latest attack amid a sharp uptick in violence directed at lawmakers and their families.
Fairfax City Police said in a tweet that a suspect is in custody and the victims are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Connolly said the man entered his district office Monday morning and asked for him before “committing an act of violence” against two staff members.
“The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating,” the Democrat said.
Fairfax police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Gardner said police received a call about the attack at Connolly’s district office at about 10:50 a.m.
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