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Texas congressman Henry Cuellar carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, DC

In a Tuesday morning statement, the Metropolitan Police Department said that the U.S. Capitol Police had taken over the investigation. 

“The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of an armed carjacking Monday evening at approximately 9:32 p.m. at the intersection of New Jersey and K Street, Southeast. The victim was identified as a member of Congress and the United States Capitol Police took over the investigation. MPD is assisting Capitol Police’s Criminal Investigative Division,” the statement read. 

House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., was spotted at the location of the crime with Cuellar as Capitol police were processing the scene and taking a statement from Cuellar.

“DC’s Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that happened around 9:30 p.m. in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood,” Capitol police said in a statement late Monday night. “The victim has been identified as a Member of Congress, so the USCP has investigators working with MPD on this case. Injuries were not reported. Detectives are working to track down the suspect.” 

Multiple congressional staffers have been victims of crime in the district this year, including one of U.S. Rep. Brad Finstad’s staff members who was brutally attacked leaving the Congressional baseball game in June, and a member of Sen. Rand Paul’s staff who was attacked in broad daylight in March.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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