Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, was carjacked Monday night by three armed attackers, his office said.
Multiple media reports say the carjacking came with a gun held to his head.
"As congressman Cuellar was parking his car this evening, 3 armed assailants approached the congressman and stole his vehicle," Cuellar’s chief of staff Jacob Hochberg wrote in a statement. "Luckily, he was not harmed and is working with local law enforcement."
Hochberg said police recovered Cuellar's vehicle.
The Washington Post reported the robbery happened at 9:30 p.m. at New Jersey Avenue and K Street SE in Washington’s Navy Yard area, about a mile from the U.S. Capitol.
Monday's incident was the second assault on a member of Congress in the District of Columbia this year. In February, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., was assaulted in her Washington apartment building, suffering bruises while escaping serious injury. Her chief of staff said the attack did not appear to be politically motivated.
In June, Kendrid Khalil Hamlin, 26, pleaded guilty in that case to charges of assaulting a member of Congress and assaulting law enforcement officers. Hamlin was also accused of assaulting two officers as they attempted to arrest him on the same day of Craig's attack.
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