The mugger struck the Queens lawmaker on the back of the head about 8:30 p.m., knocking her to the ground. Police told the Washington Post that the attacker snatched her black Gucci handbag before fleeing.
She was treated at George Washington University Hospital, where she underwent a CAT scan, according to a statement from her office.
Despite the injuries, she returned to her legislative duties on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon, voting on some procedural matters in the House Chamber.
“I’m from New York City, and I have not been mugged like that,” Meng told the Washingon Post.
In a statement released by her office, she thanked local police for their assistance.
“While this was a frightening ordeal, I fortunately was not seriously injured,” said Meng. “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.”
As of Wednesday night, no arrests have been made in the case.