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Carjacking suspect suffers medical emergency while getting booked into Alexandria jail

More details have been released on the armed carjacking on Tuesday night in the 500 block of Cameron Station Boulevard.

The suspect who was arrested “suffered a medical emergency” while being booked in jail and was taken to the hospital, according to police. He is reportedly in stable condition.

Police were dispatched to investigate an armed carjacking in the 5500 block of Cardinal Place near Cameron Station Boulevard at around 8:45 p.m. The 25-year-old suspect was arrested less than 40 minutes later the intersection of S. Reynolds Street and Duke Street.

“The victims told officers they were able to get away from the suspect when he stopped the vehicle in the 400 block of Ferdinand Day Drive,” Police said. “The victims told officers they fled to Armistead Boothe Park to call 911.”

Police said that a helicopter and K-9 units were called in to assist in searching for the suspect.

“During the search, officers recovered the vehicle and a firearm,” police said.

Police did not release the suspect’s name, what he was charged with, or where he is from.

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