A Texas Democrat was the victim of a carjacking incident that occurred just one mile away from the U.S. Capitol.
Authorities reported that Texas Representative Henry Cuellar (D) was a victim of an armed carjacking on Monday evening in Washington, D.C., approximately one mile away from Capitol Hill.
The legislator was not injured and law enforcement later found his car. Three individuals who were armed, with at least one carrying a firearm, approached Cuellar in the Navy Yard area of the city at approximately 9:30 p.m. They proceeded to steal the congressman’s vehicle and his belongings. Politico was the initial source to publish this information.
The owner’s phone and tablet were also taken. It is uncertain whether the car, which had Texas license plates, indicated that the owner was a member of Congress, as reported by The Washington Post.
Congressman Cuellar’s chief of staff, Jacob Hochberg, informed the media that while parking his car, the congressman was approached by three armed attackers who proceeded to steal his vehicle. Fortunately, the congressman remained unharmed and is cooperating with the local authorities. Hochberg expressed gratitude towards the Metro PD and Capitol Police for their prompt response in recovering the stolen vehicle.