(ConservativeHub.com) – On Wednesday November 29, an unsettling event occurred near Capitol Hill when an FBI agent became the victim of a carjacking. This incident highlights the alarming rise in armed carjackings in Washington D.C. The FBI has confirmed the event, stating that one of their own was targeted. The matter is currently being probed by the FBI’s Field office in the city and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Carjacking Task Force.
The Metropolitan Police Department reported that its officers were called to the scene of the armed carjacking around 3:45 p.m. in the vicinity of 12th St. NE. The victim was identified as a federal agent. It was reported that two individuals were involved in the theft of the agent’s vehicle, which was fortunately recovered by 4:10 p.m.
Washington D.C. has witnessed a sharp rise in carjackings this year, a trend that is causing considerable concern. According to the latest data from the police department, the number of carjackings for the year 2023 has exceeded 900. Notably, a high percentage of these incidents, about 77%, have involved firearms.
In a related incident earlier this year, Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) also fell prey to an armed carjacking in the Navy Yard area while parking his vehicle outside his apartment.
Concerns about violent crime in Washington D.C., particularly in the form of carjackings and armed offenses, has led to increased scrutiny and criticism of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration, especially from Republican representatives. Axios reported in October that violent crime was up 38 percent in the city compared to the same time the previous year.
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