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Alexandria Police: Person briefly stole car that had a child inside

The child is doing fine, said the police department in a tweet.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A man briefly stole a car in Alexandria that had a child in the backseat, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The carjacking happened Monday evening around 8:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of Executive Avenue, according to a tweet from Alexandria Police.

Police officers were told by the driver that he left the car to quickly run inside a building and left the child in the backseat. When he returned, he saw the man get into the car and driving down the street, stopping moments later and running away, according to Alexandria Police.

Alexandria Police said in a tweet Monday evening that the man whose car was stolen briefly had a gun pulled on him when he chased after the man who stole his car.

The child is doing fine, said the police department.

The person suspected of trying to steal the car is not known, nor has Alexandria Police been able to provide a description of this person.

WUSA9 will continue to provide updates on this story as more information comes into our newsroom.

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