Two staff in U.S. House Democrat’s Virginia office attacked with baseball bat Democratic House member Connolly said that one of the fatalities was an intern on her first day of work.
Both employees received non-life-threatening medical treatment after being attacked; the offender is currently in police custody.
In 2022, there were inquiries into almost 7,500 threats against members of Congress.
Since 2009, Mr. Connolly has served in the House of Representatives. On Monday morning, a person entered his district office in Virginia “and asked for me before committing an act of abuse against two members of my staff,” he said.
In a CNN interview, Mr. Connolly claimed that the attacker had smacked a senior assistant in the head with a metal bat and struck an intern on the side who was working her first day.
Mr. Connolly’s Statement On This Tragedy:
Two staff in U.S. House Democrat’s Virginia office attacked with a baseball batHe had uncontrollable wrath, according to Mr. Connolly.
In a statement, US Capitol Police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Virginia resident Xuan Kha Tran Pham. There are two counts of harm and malicious wounding against him right now.
According to CBS, the BBC’s US partner, a guy with the same name as the suspect sued the CIA in a handwritten document last year for “brutally torturing” him “from the fourth dimension” and demanded $29 million (£23 million). Early this year the US Department of Justice called off this lawsuit
Fairfax County, a northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC, makes up most of Mr. Connally’s congressional district.
Two staff in U.S. House Democrat’s Virginia office attacked with baseball bat The BBC has contacted Fairfax police for a response.
According to the US Capitol Police, threats to members of Congress have increased. Further, the US Capital Police is responsible for keeping them safe.
The force looked at 7,500 possible threats in 2022, a decrease from 9,600 in 2021. Less than 4,000 people fit such a description in 2017.
As US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger stated in April, “One of the biggest challenges we face today is dealing with the sheer increase in the number of threats against Members of Congress—approximately 400% over the past 6 years.” “The world has changed continuously over the past year, growing more violent and uncertain.
The problem of legislator safety was forcefully brought to light when Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was seriously injured by a suspect brandishing a hammer at the couple’s San Francisco home in October. At the moment, Speaker Pelosi wasn’t at home.