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Alabama Sen. Katie Britt’s staffer robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C.

A staff member for Republican Sen. Katie Britt was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday night, Washington D.C. Police confirmed.

According to FOX 5 D.C., Amanda Peper, a scheduler for the senator, was robbed at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of E Street, Northeast on Thursday. 

Police said that the Peper was walking to her building when she was approached by a man who pointed a gun in her face and said “Give me your purse and keys.” 

Katie Britt

Ms. Su doesn’t even have adequate support from members of her own party in the Senate to be confirmed as Secretary of Labor,” Alabama GOP Sen. Katie Britt told Fox News Digital. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Peper complied with the carjacker and gave him her belongings, police said.

Alabama Sen. Britt thanked officers who responded to the scene, but said it is “infuriating and completely unacceptable” that her staff member was attacked. The Republican senator blamed “out-of-control” crime in Washington D.C. for the incident.

The Democrat senator credited her morning coffee after she was unexpectedly attacked in the elevator of her Washington D.C. apartment.

Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie, Landon Mion and Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business. 

She is a native of Massachusetts and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Story tips and ideas can be sent to sarah.rumpf@fox.com and on X: @s_rumpfwhitten.

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