January 22, 2022

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Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia – NBC News

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., was carjacked at gunpoint in a park in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, her spokeswoman said in a statement.

The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. ET at FDR Park in South Philadelphia, where Scanlon had been attending a meeting earlier in the afternoon, said the spokeswoman, Lauren Cox. Scanlon was unharmed, Cox said in a statement.

“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,” the statement said.

Scanlon, who is in her second term, represents Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, covering Delaware County, parts of south and southwest Philadelphia and small parts of Chester and Montgomery counties.

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