Posted on February 10, 2023

DC Police Arrest Man for Punching Minnesota Congresswoman in Apartment Elevator

Alanea Creman, WUSA, February 9, 2023

Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting a Minnesota Congresswoman in the elevator of her D.C. apartment building Thursday morning.

Police arrested 26-year-old Kendrick Hamlin {snip}

Kendrick Hamlin

Kendrick Hamlin

According to an incident report from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the assault happened just after 7 a.m. {snip}

Investigators say Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) spotted a man in the lobby area of her apartment. Police believe that man to be Hamlin. The incident report describes Hamlin’s behavior as erratic, “as if he was under the influence of an unknown substance.”

Police claim Craig told Hamlin “good morning” as she entered the elevator to go to her apartment. Hamlin allegedly joined Craig in the elevator and began to randomly do push-ups.

During the elevator ride, Hamlin reportedly punched Craig on the chin and later grabbed her neck. Police say the Congresswoman was able to defend herself, throwing hot coffee at him before escaping.