US Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas is carjacked by three armed attackers a couple of mile from the Capitol

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Monday’s carjacking was the second assault on a member of Congress within the District of Columbia this yr.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, talks to a member of the media.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, talks to a member of the media throughout a marketing campaign occasion in San Antonio, Could 4, 2022. AP Photograph/Eric Homosexual, File

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, was carjacked Monday evening by three armed attackers, his workplace stated.

Cuellar’s chief of workers Jacob Hochberg launched an announcement Monday evening saying: “As Congressman Cuellar was parking his automotive this night, 3 armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his car. Fortunately, he was not harmed and is working with native regulation enforcement.”

Hochberg stated police recovered Cuellar’s car.

The Washington Publish reported that the theft occurred in Washington’s Navy Yard space, a couple of mile from the U.S. Capitol.

Monday’s carjacking was the second assault on a member of Congress within the District of Columbia this yr. In February, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota was assaulted in her house constructing, struggling bruises whereas escaping severe harm. Her chief of workers stated the assault didn’t look like politically motivated.

In June, Kendrid Khalil Hamlin pleaded responsible in that case to expenses of assaulting a member of Congress and assaulting regulation enforcement officers. Hamlin was additionally accused of assaulting two officers as they tried to arrest him on the day of Craig’s assault.


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