San Diego

Suspect in Attempted Carjacking Arrested in University Heights

A suspect attempting to carjack two people in the University Heights area of San Diego was arrested Monday night, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. on the 4200 block of Maryland Street.

Police said a man and a woman were approached by the suspect who asked them for the time and then pulled out a gun. He demanded money and attempted to steal their car.

The woman was in the driver's seat at the time.

The man and the suspect were in a confrontation, police said. The man was able to get inside the car and the woman drove off.

According to police, the suspect was arrested in the area after he was spotted by their helicopter.

He did not have a gun on him at the time of arrest.

Police said the suspect had an extensive criminal background, including robbery.

There were no injuries.

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