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Arrest made in FBI agent’s carjacking, D.C. police say

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A 17-year-old from Southeast Washington has been arrested and charged in the carjacking of an FBI agent on Capitol Hill, D.C. police said.

The male teen was arrested Monday and charged as an adult with armed carjacking involving a gun, the police said Tuesday night.

Details of the arrest and information about the suspect were not immediately available. The case drew widespread attention at a time when carjackings have become a widespread concern throughout the city.

The carjacking occurred about 3:45 p.m. in the 100 block of 12th Street NE, near Lincoln Park, as the off-duty agent was emerging from an FBI vehicle, according to authorities.

Two carjackers took the vehicle at gunpoint and fled in it, the police said. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was found in the 1000 block of 15th Street SE, on the southeastern edge of Capitol Hill, about a half-hour after it was taken.

Police said in a statement Tuesday night that the case remains under investigation.

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Both the FBI and the D.C. police posted rewards in the incident. In a statement Tuesday night, the FBI referred questioners to the D.C. police statement.

Online records indicated that the 17-year-old had a court appearance Monday and was ordered held pending a preliminary hearing later this month.

An effort on Tuesday night to reach a lawyer listed for him was unsuccessful.

The number of carjackings in the city has soared this year compared to last year. Carjackings have become one of the symbols of the spike in violent crime in D.C., which has drawn widespread attention among residents and city and federal officials.

Source: Washington Post

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