Maurice Henandez arrested in Takoma Park carjacking

      Authorities say a witness to an attempted carjacking in Prince George's County chased a suspect into Takoma Park, where the suspect was later arrested.

      Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department says the situation began when 31-year-old Maurice Henandez, armed with a knife, tried to take a car from a woman and her children at a shopping center in the county about 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

      Ricucci tells The Washington Post ( that the witness pursued the man on foot from the scene of the attempt into Takoma Park, but the man eluded the witness.

      He says a Takoma Park officer with a dog found a man in woods around 5th and Orchard Avenues Ricucci says the man was taken into custody and turned over to Prince George's County police.