WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar was carjacked by three armed attackers however was unhurt, the Texas Democrat’s workplace stated.
Cuellar’s chief of workers Jacob Hochberg launched an announcement Monday evening saying: “As Congressman Cuellar was parking his automobile this night, 3 armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his car. Fortunately, he was not harmed and is working with native legislation enforcement.”
Hochberg stated police recovered Cuellar’s car.
The Washington Put up reported that the theft occurred in Washington’s Navy Yard space, a few 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 seem like politically motivated.
In June, Kendrid Khalil Hamlin pleaded responsible in that case to fees of assaulting a member of Congress and assaulting legislation enforcement officers. Hamlin was additionally accused of assaulting two officers as they tried to arrest him on the day of Craig’s assault.