The FBI released pictures of two suspects involved in the carjacking of one of its agents on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, with the agency especially upset at the violent crime taking place among its own agents and in the nation's capital.
FBI releases photos of suspects wanted in agent vehicle carjacking https://t.co/0njK9unaqm
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 30, 2023
"The FBI said two unknown suspects carjacked one of its agents at gunpoint while the agent was exiting an FBI vehicle. The suspects fled the vehicle, which was recovered around 20 minutes after it was stolen," Fox News reported.
"The FBI said the agent was not injured in the carjacking. It was unclear if anything was stolen. The bureau is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who carjacked the FBI agent," it added.
An FBI special agent was carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
The car was recovered a short time later, sources say. DC Police are investigating the matter. https://t.co/Ale60VmFbX
— ABC News (@ABC) November 30, 2023
"Washington, D.C., has been experiencing an unprecedented surge in carjackings, surpassing 900 offenses recorded year-to-date in recent days. Carjackings are up more than 100% over last year," ABC News reported.
"Seventy-seven percent of carjackings in the district this year involve guns, according to MPD. Juveniles account for 65% of carjacking arrests," it added.
The incident also occurred as lawmakers are sounding alarm over growing crime in the capital.
An increasing number of government officials and their staff members have been robbed or have had vehicles broken into or stolen, leading to increased safety concerns.
The FBI is continuing its investigation which now includes the photos and the recovered vehicle.
The embarrassing situation is among a growing number of issues for the district which also includes the recent announcement that the FBI is moving its headquarters from D.C. to Maryland.