Howard County police are investigating an attempted carjacking in Jessup on Jan. 4 in which a 43-year-old Elkridge woman was assaulted.
The incident occurred at 8:55 p.m. at a pay phone in the 7300 block of Washington Blvd., police said. After using the telephone and entering her car, the woman was approached by a gunman, who repeatedly ordered her out of the vehicle, officers said.
She resisted and screamed for help. The man, who was wearing a ski mask, struck her once on the left side of her head with the gun and fled on foot, police said.