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UPDATED: SUV owner injured during Gaithersburg carjacking after jumping on hood

Lexus traveled about 100 yards before he fell off, police spokeswoman said

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This story was updated at 9:27 p.m. on June 9, 2021, to include additional information from a police spokeswoman. It was updated again at 10:30 a.m. on June 10, 2021, to include more information.

The owner of a Lexus SUV was injured after jumping on the hood of the vehicle while trying to prevent a carjacking in Gaithersburg on Wednesday, Montgomery County police said.

The Lexus was stolen around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Whetstone and Girard streets, police posted on Twitter.

Two males who arrived in a Chevy Malibu might have been involved, police wrote.

The owner of the Lexus jumped on the hood as one of the carjackers drove it. The SUV went about 100 yards before the owner fell off, police spokeswoman Shiera Goff wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and is expected to survive, Goff wrote.

Police did not give any information about the SUV owner.

The police department wrote on Twitter Wednesday night that the Lexus was found and recovered in Washington, D.C. No arrests had been made at that time.

No additional information was available Thursday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 240-773-5070.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com