Teen carjacking suspect arrested after trying to escape DC police

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WASHINGTON — A teen carjacking suspect was arrested overnight Thursday in Southeast D.C. after striking a police cruiser in an attempt to escape authorities, police said.

It was the first of two armed carjackings that happened overnight in the District.

The teen flashed a handgun and carjacked a black Honda Accord on N Street in Northwest around 10:30 p.m., D.C. police said.

Around midnight, he was arrested near the intersection of Savannah Street and 22nd Street in Southeast after ramming into a police cruiser while trying to drive away, police said.

There were no injuries. The teen was charged with armed carjacking.

The second armed carjacking happened near L and First Streets in Southeast just after midnight.

D.C. police have a lookout out for a 2018 Black Lincoln Continental with Maine tags.

Joslyn Chesson

Joslyn Chesson is a producer at WTOP. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated in May 2017 from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she studied Media Studies and Spanish Language.

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