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Former U.S. senator Carol Moseley Braun breaks wrist in mugging in Chicago

Former U.S. senator Carol Moseley Braun breaks wrist in mugging in Chicago

Former U.S. senator and diplomat Carol Moseley Braun suffered a broken wrist when a mugger tried to steal her purse, authorities said.
Braun, a Democrat who ran for president in 2004, was standing with a relative at her front door late Friday when an assailant came out of the bushes and tried to take her purse, said her spokesman, Kevin Lampe. When Braun resisted, the man pulled a knife and cut the strap of the purse, Lampe said Saturday.
During the struggle, Braun fell, fracturing her left wrist. She was later treated and a released from a hospital.
Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, serving one term. She lost her re-election bid to Peter Fitzgerald in 1998. After her defeat, President Bill Clinton appointed her ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
A man came to her aid and the mugger ran off without the purse, Lampe said. Police had not yet found the suspect Saturday, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Officer JoAnn Taylor.


Updated : 2021-07-24 23:38 GMT+08:00