Four arrests follow D.C. carjack attempt, chase

A carjacking attempt in Columbia Heights early Sunday led to a struggle, a pursuit of the suspects by the intended victims, and finally, four arrests, D.C. police said.

The carjacking attempt occurred about 3 a.m. in the 1400 block of Park Road NW, when three people in a car were cut off by three other cars, police said.

Four people got out of one of those cars, pulled the driver from the first car, took property and tried to take the vehicle, police said. But the other two occupants of the car fought themoff, police said. The would-be robbers fled.

The intended victims pursued the suspects and then flagged down police, who stopped a car in the 7000 block of 9th Street NW, east of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campusand near the Takoma area of the District, the police said.

Two people were taken into custody there, police said. Two others ran, but police said they made two more arrests in the 400 block of Butternut Street NW..


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