Rep. Cuellar unharmed in armed carjacking in DC


Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, was carjacked on Monday night in Washington, D.C., according to an employee from his office. Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, was parking outside his apartment at Navy Yard in D.C., when three armed men approached him and stole his vehicle, Cuellar’s chief of Staff confirmed to The Hill. Cuellar’s chief staff confirmed that the Texas Democrat wasn’t hurt in the incident. Authorities recovered the vehicle later. When asked about the incident by DC Metro Police, they did not identify Cuellar, but stated that a carjacking took place shortly after 9:30 pm at the intersection between New Jersey Avenue SE and K Street SE. Cuellar’s chief staffer said that the congressman was working with local police, and thanked DC Police and Capitol Police for “swift actions” and recovering his car. Cuellar represents Texas’s 28th Congressional district, including the cities of Laredo and Rio Grande City. He is currently serving his 10th year in the House. It was not immediately known if anyone had been arrested in relation to the incident.