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Police investigating armed carjacking in Old Town, vehicle recovered in Fairfax

Alexandria Police at night (staff photo by James Cullum)

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that allegedly occurred in Old Town earlier today..

The incident allegedly took place around 2 p.m. near the 700 block of S. Alfred Street. According to the scanner, the victim told police a man in all-black clothing put a gun to the driver’s head and took the white Mercedes.

The carjacker reportedly fled on I-495 westbound then to I-95 traveling over 110 mph, according to the scanner.

Alexandria Police spokesman Marcel Bassett told ALXnow that the vehicle was located and recovered unoccupied in Fairfax County. No injuries were reported with the incident, according to Bassett.

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