ATLANTA — A woman is recovering from head injuries after a chair hit her in the head early Sunday morning.
Police said around 1:30 a.m. chairs and bottles were thrown from the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta.
Authorities said Kelly McDaniel was walking in a first floor area of the hotel when one of the chairs hit her in the head.
McDaniel heard loud pops and felt something wet and warm gushing down here face.
"It was just so much blood," she told Channel 2's Rikki Klaus .
She was taken to the hospital where she received two staples, police say.
McDaniel was attending DragonCon this weekend. Event organizers tell us 82,000 people are expected to attend the pop culture convention during the four-day event.
Paramedics rushed her to the hospital dressed in a Loki costume from the Avengers movies. McDaniel thinks the costume helped lessen the blow from the chair.
"I really think that saved my life," she said.
McDaniel was one of two women who were hurt, police say. Both women were treated at the hospital and released. McDaniel is urging witnesses to call police.
“I think they need to punished by the law for assault with a deadly weapon. I could have been really hurt,” she said.
The Marriott Marquis is one of DragonCon’s host hotels. The Director of Media Relations for DragonCon sent Channel 2 the following statement:
The hotel told Channel 2 Action News it has taken measures to make sure this doesn't happen again but wouldn't elaborate on the details.
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