“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” Meng said in a statement. “Obviously, things could have been much worse. I thank the U.S. Capitol Police and the District of Columbia Police for responding quickly and professionally.”
Meng suffered a bruise on her chin and received a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital.
The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating the incident but have not made any arrests yet, a spokesperson told TPM.
Eric Lach contributed reporting.