Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar carjacked at gunpoint in DC

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was carjacked at gunpoint Monday outside his Washington, DC, apartment building, according to his office. The 68-year-old south Texas lawmaker was reportedly unharmed. 

The incident occurred in DC’s trendy Navy Yard neighborhood at approximately 9:32 p.m., according to DC’s Metropolitan Police Department. 

“As Congressman Cuellar was parking his car this evening, 3 armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his vehicle,” Cuellar’s Chief of Staff Jacob Hochberg told The Post.

“Luckily, he was not harmed and is working with local law enforcement. Thank you to Metro PD and Capitol Police for their swift action and for recovering the Congressman’s vehicle.”

Cuellar was reportedly outside “a dorm building in which dozens” of House members live, according to Axios reporter Andrew Solender, who cited a group chat used by the lawmakers that occupy the building. 


Cuellar speaks with reporters outside the West Wing after a bipartisan meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, in Washington, DC on Sept. 13, 2017.
Cuellar speaks with reporters outside the West Wing after a bipartisan meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, in Washington, DC on Sept. 13, 2017.
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Three men reportedly held guns to Cuellar’s head as they took his phone and vehicle, which was parked on the street, according to the group chat. 

An MPD crime alert of the incident says police are on the lookout for “ three black males wearing all black clothing” that made off with the congressman’s white Honda CHR with Texas tags. 

The alert warns the public to “not take action” but instead call 911 if the vehicle or suspects are spotted. 

Cuellar’s office and US Capitol Police did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. 

source: nypost.com