Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening in Washington, D.C., about a mile from Capitol Hill, authorities said.
The deputy was uninjured and police later recovered his vehicle. Three armed robbers, at least one of whom had a gun, approached Cuellar in the Navy Yard neighborhood around 9:30 p.m. before stealing the congressman’s car and luggage. Politico was the one First report the news.
His phone and tablet were also stolen. It is unclear whether the owner of the car, which had Texas license plates, was a member of Congress, The Washington Post reported written down.
“As Congressman Cuellar parked his car this evening, three armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his vehicle,” his chief of staff Jacob Hochberg told the media. “Thankfully he was not injured and is cooperating with local law enforcement. Thank you to the Metro and Capitol Police for their quick response and recovery of the Congressman’s vehicle.”