POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Julia Corker Carjacked: Bob Corker's Daughter Crime Victim In D.C.

The oldest daughter of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was carjacked near the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night.

Julia Corker had a sore neck Thursday morning but she was otherwise not injured, said the senator's chief of staff said.

Police said Corker was stopped at a traffic light when one of the suspects knocked on the window. When she rolled it down, the man grabbed her by the throat, dragged her out of the car, threw her on the ground and drove off.

Her Chevy Tahoe's Onstar system helped police in Seat Pleasant, Maryland track down the car. Corker and his daughter were able to identify the suspects late Wednesday night.

The full statement from Corker's office:

On Wednesday evening around 9:15 p.m., Senator Corker's daughter, Julia, 22, was involved in a carjacking in Northwest Washington. She was driving to the apartment she shares with her father approximately nine blocks from the Capitol and stopped at an intersection when she was pulled from her vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, and thrown to the ground. She did not suffer serious injuries. She is a bit sore and shaken up but doing well. Senator Corker was nearby and able to get to the scene of the incident very quickly. The perpetrators were caught shortly after, were positively identified, and are in custody in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Senator Corker is very grateful that Julia was not seriously injured, that those who committed the crime were quickly apprehended, and he is extremely appreciative to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the Capitol Police, the FBI, and the Seat Pleasant Police Department for their quick response and professionalism.

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