13-year-old arrested in Northwest carjacking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in a carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon after an incident that took place in Northwest on Thursday.

Police say the victim was sitting in her car around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of 13th Place when the two suspects approached and tried to drag her out. She managed to keep control of the car, and drove to safety.

Two witnesses claim that after seeing the attempted carjacking, they tried to stop the suspects, who waved a knife and tried to stab one of the witnesses. One suspect got away, and the other was taken into custody and charged. He is a 13-year-old from Northwest.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.