A man in Puerto Rico has been charged with attempted carjacking after authorities say he unknowingly tried to kidnap a plainclothes police officer and steal her car.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Anthony Vazquez Arroyo backed into the officer's car, brandished a gun and tried to kidnap her. Its statement Thursday says the female officer kicked the defendant, wrestled the gun from him and fled.
Prosecutors say a fellow officer who was driving behind the victim Wednesday morning fired at the suspect, who was later arrested.
It is unclear if Vazquez has a lawyer.