Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was reportedly carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, D.C., on Monday night.
White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López reported that Cuellar was “was carjacked at gunpoint tonight outside his apartment building in DC, multiple sources confirm to me.”
The congressman, whose district is on the U.S. southern border, is reportedly safe. Cuellar’s car was reportedly recovered roughly an hour later.
NEWS: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was carjacked at gunpoint tonight outside his apartment building in DC, multiple sources confirm to me. And Cuellar is safe they say
— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) October 3, 2023
An alert that was sent out in the area said that the suspects were three black males.
“Alert: Armed Carjacking Investigation at the intersection of K street and New Jersey Avenue SE,” a local alert said, according to Punchbowl News. “Taken was a white Honda CHR with TX tags [redacted]. Lookout for three black males wearing all black clothing.”
An alert sent to congressional members said that the men held guns to Cuellar’s head and also took his cellphone.
Here’s neighborhood alert that went out: https://t.co/99Euxaq6Q8 pic.twitter.com/32BUr2woYs
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) October 3, 2023
Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was assaulted in an elevator at her Washington, D.C., apartment building back in February.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department said a couple of days later that they had arrested 26-year-old Kendrick Hamlin on a charge of simple assault.
“My morning coffee really saved the day yesterday, but not exactly how I expected it to,” Craig said. “On a serious note, I will also say that I was very, very lucky that I was not more injured — and I’ll have more to say about that soon.”
“I wanted to let everyone know that the outpouring of support from friends, constituents and colleagues has been overwhelming,” she continued. “I remain deeply grateful to the law enforcement officers for their quick response and subsequent arrest of a suspect last night.”
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