A 13-year-old boy was charged with trying to carjack a woman Thursday night in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.
Authorities said the youth and another person tried to pull the woman out of her car about 7:15 p.m. in the 6000 block of 13th Place NW, near Military Road and east of Rock Creek Park.
D.C. police had initially provided a wrong address, putting the attack in downtown Washington.
Police said the woman was able to get away and drive to a safe location. Two witnesses intervened, and police said the youth tried to stab one of them with a knife. Police arrested the youth; the other person is being sought.
The 13-year-old was charged as a juvenile with attempted carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon.