ABERDEEN, MD (WJZ/CNN) – Police in Maryland arrested a suspect who allegedly tried to carjack the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.
The incident occurred on Tuesday outside of a bank in Aberdeen, MD, north of Baltimore.
Police say a man with a handgun approached 75-year-old Violet Ripken and demanded her car.
Ripken pressed the panic button her key ring, setting off the car's alarm and scaring the man away. He was later captured by police.
Violet Ripken was not hurt.
This is the second incident in just the last year involving Violet Ripken.
Last July, she was abducted by gunpoint from her home, forced into her care and held against her will for nearly 24 hours. She was later discovered unharmed. No one has been arrested in that case.
Authorities say it appears the attempted carjacking was random and not related to the abduction.
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