A man was federally charged Thursday with the gunpoint carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon in a Philadelphia park a day earlier, officials said.
Josiah Brown, 19, was among five suspects arrested Wednesday night when law enforcement tracked down the Democratic lawmaker’s SUV across state lines in a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, federal prosecutors said.
Brown was allegedly carrying the keys to Scanlon’s car when he was busted, according to a release from U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He was charged with carjacking and carrying and using a firearm, prosecutors said.
The teen was the only one charged as of Thursday, though US Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said in a statement her office is “continuing to investigate and evaluate charging decisions.”
Scanlon was carjacked after finishing up a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Park.
The congresswoman was talking to an “associate” when a black SUV pulled up and blocked them from leaving, prosecutors said.
Two suspects exited the car and one with a gun demanded Scanlon’s keys, officials said.
Scanlon handed the keys over and the duo hopped in her vehicle and sped away with the black SUV close behind, according to prosecutors.