PHILADELPHIA — 5 youngsters are going through costs after prosecutors say a automotive was stolen at gunpoint from a U.S. Congresswoman in broad daylight in Philadelphia. The automotive was later present in Delaware.
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Rep. Mary Homosexual Scanlon, a democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s fifth Congressional District, was strolling to her automotive in a Philadelphia park shortly earlier than 3 p.m. Wednesday when two armed males demanded her automotive keys, The Related Press reported. She gave them the keys and one man drove off within the automotive whereas the opposite left in an SUV, the AP reported.
Delaware State Police discovered Scanlon’s automotive in Newark, close to the Christiana Mall after it had been noticed, WPVI reported. That’s roughly 40 miles away from the place the automotive had been stolen.
The automotive was empty when police arrived on the scene, however troopers advised WPVI they performed surveillance on the automobile and noticed 5 folks coming into it, who had been then arrested.
The 5 suspects are all from Wilmington, Delaware, and vary in age from 13 to 19. The 19-year-old was recognized as Josiah Brown. In response to state police, he was concerned within the armed carjacking. Brown was taken into custody by the FBI and the others had been charged with receiving stolen property, the New York Occasions reported.
In a press release to CNN, Scanlon’s spokesperson mentioned, “The congresswoman was bodily unhurt. She thanks the Philadelphia Police Division for his or her swift response, and appreciates the efforts of each the Sergeant-at-Arms in D.C. and her native police division for coordinating with Philly PD to make sure her continued security.”
Police didn’t say whether or not Scanlon was focused as a result of she was a politician or public determine, Reuters reported.
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