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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun suffered a broken wrist when a mugger tried to steal her purse, authorities said Saturday.
Braun 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.
During the struggle, Braun fell, fracturing her left wrist. She was later treated and a released from a hospital.