Carjacked Mercedes hits D.C. school bus

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A carjacked vehicle that Prince George's County police were pursuing crashed into a school bus in Southeast D.C., police said.

About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a call about a carjacking in the 2200 block of Seton Way in District Heights. Two men wearing ski masks demanded the victim's gray Mercedes 350 CLK, and the victim complied. At least one of the carjackers had a handgun, Prince George's County police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Hubbard said.

Minutes later, officers tried to pull over the carjacked vehicle, but it didn't stop. Police then pursued the Mercedes into the District. At the intersection of Ridge Road and Texas Avenue in Southeast D.C., the carjackers attempted to make a left turn but crashed head-on into a school bus, Hubbard said.

The carjackers then got out of the Mercedes. One of the suspects was taken into custody, but the other had not been caught as of late Thursday morning, Hubbard said. A handgun was recovered.

Two children were on the bus at the time of the crash. One adult and one child were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, D.C. police said.

A D.C. police spokeswoman said she did not know where the bus was headed.

 

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Naomi Jagoda

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