Congesswoman Who Voted To Defund Police Carjacked In PA., 5 In Custody In Delaware

Pennsylvania Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked by armed suspects in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon. according to police.

At around 2:45 yesterday afternoon, Philadelphia Police responded to FDR Park, near the  Philadelphia airport, after Scanlon reported being carjacked at gunpoint.

Scanlon released a statement thanking the police for their “swift response”  to the incident. “The Congresswoman was physically unharmed. She thanks the Philadelphia Police Department for their swift response, and appreciates the efforts of both the Sergeant at Arms in D.C. and her local police department for coordinating with Philly PD to ensure her continued safety.”

“I’m appalled to learn of this violent crime that was perpetrated against my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon. My thoughts are with her during what I’m sure is a traumatic time”, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Thursday.

The Delaware State Police said they took five suspects into custody after they were located inside of the Congresswoman’s stolen vehicle late Wednesday at the Fashion Center near Christiana Mall.

Police said the 2017 Blue Acura MDX which was was located at 2800 Fashion Center Boulevard in Newark at approximately 9:00 p.m. The suspects were transported back to Delaware State Police Troop 2 for processing.


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