(Updated at 1:20 p.m.) An alleged Wednesday evening carjacking attempt led to a crash and an arrest in Pentagon City.
Police say a suspect who was armed with a gun tried to forcefully take a car from a driver at the intersection of 12th Street S. and S. Fern Street, near the future Amazon HQ2 campus and the DEA headquarters.
The attempt was unsuccessful and the suspect fled on foot after she and the driver struggled in the car and then crashed into a parked vehicle. The suspect, identified in a crime report Thursday afternoon as an 18-year-old Alexandria woman, was subsequently taken into custody by responding officers, according to Arlington County police.
More from ACPD:
ATTEMPTED CARJACKING, 2022-08310199, 12th Street S. and S. Fern Street. At approximately 5:56 p.m. on August 31, police were dispatched to the report of a hit and run that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by the victim who stated he had left his unlocked vehicle idling in the 700 block of 12th Street S. and entered a business. Upon exiting, he observed the female suspect enter into the driver’s seat of his vehicle and he ran over and entered into the passenger’s seat. The victim told the suspect to exit the vehicle at which point she drove off at a high rate of speed. A verbal dispute ensued inside the vehicle, during which the suspect allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened the victim. The suspect and victim then physically struggled as the suspect continued driving and struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. A lookout was broadcast with the suspect description and officers established a perimeter and searched the area. The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. During a search of the suspect’s person incident to arrest, a firearm and suspected narcotics were recovered. The victim sustained minor injuries and declined medical attention on scene. Mkyah Hatfield, 18 of Alexandria, VA was arrested and charged with Carjacking, Abduction, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Schedule I/II and Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Drugs. She was held without bond.
The arrest was caught on video, as published by local public safety watcher Dave Statter, below.
NEW: Video from an arrest by @ArlingtonVaPD yesterday afternoon following an attempted carjacking at 12th & Fern in Pentagon City. @ARLnowDOTcom @charlienbc @RealTimeNews10 @matthewyoung31 @CordellTraffic @HCBright10 #police #crime https://t.co/LeNQIKzp88 pic.twitter.com/Z2MtCa29FH
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) September 1, 2022
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