Baseball Bat Attack At Congressman's Fairfax Office Sends Staffers To Hospital

A 49-year-old man has been charged with assaulting two members of Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly's staff with a metal bat, sending them to the hospital Monday, May 15, authorities said.

Rep. Gerry Connolly
Rep. Gerry Connolly Photo Credit: Twitter

Xuan Kha Tran Pham of Fairfax, entered the Congressman's office at 10680 Main St., Monday, May 15 around 10:50 a.m., and began assaulting the employees, according to the US Capitol Police.

The employees were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Connolly, who was not in the office at the time, released the following statement:

Pham was charged with one count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and one count of Malicious Wounding. His motivation was unclear, according to USCP.

Connolly (D-VA) is in his eighth term serving the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia's 11th District. He previously served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including five as chairman.

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