Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) experienced a harrowing encounter in Washington, D.C. Monday night when he was carjacked at gunpoint outside his apartment building.
White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López initially reported that Cuellar “was carjacked at gunpoint tonight outside his apartment building in DC, multiple sources confirm to me.”
NEWS: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was carjacked at gunpoint tonight outside his apartment building in DC, multiple sources confirm to me. And Cuellar is safe they say— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) October 3, 2023
Cuellar, who represents a district on the U.S. southern border, is safe and his vehicle was found approximately an hour after the incident.
An alert circulated in the local vicinity detailed, “Alert: Armed Carjacking Investigation at the intersection of K street and New Jersey Avenue SE. Taken was a white Honda CHR with TX tags [redacted]. Lookout for three black males wearing all black clothing.”
The suspects, as per the alert to congressional members, allegedly pointed guns at Cuellar’s head and even stole his cellphone.
This incident echoes another from earlier this year when Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was assaulted in an elevator in her D.C. apartment.
Craig stated, “My morning coffee really saved the day yesterday, but not exactly how I expected it to,” adding that she was “very, very lucky” to not have been severely injured.
She went on to express gratitude to law enforcement, saying, “I remain deeply grateful to the law enforcement officers for their quick response and subsequent arrest of a suspect last night.”
“I was just coming into my place, three guys came out of nowhere and they pointed guns at me,” Cuellar told reporters. “I do have a black belt, but I recognize when you got three guns — I looked at one with a gun, another with a gun, a third one behind me — so they said they wanted my car and I said sure.”
“You got to keep calm under those situations and then they took off,” he added. “They recovered the car. They recovered everything, what really got me upset was they took my sushi but anyway, that’s something else. And they did recover the sushi after all.”
Stressing his stance post-incident, Cuellar said, “You got to support law enforcement.”
Probed on the question of whether security should be ramped up for congressional members, he replied, “I don’t know. I’ll leave that to House administration, but this happened less than a mile away from the Capitol.”
He also mentioned other Congress members residing nearby, “And my place, you got our leader Hakeem [Jeffries] there, Katherine Clark who lives there, a whole bunch of members that live in that place. So, I’ll leave that up to the police.”
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