Police: Man carjacked at gunpoint while leaving work

SEATTLE -- A nightclub employee was carjacked at gunpoint while leaving work early Monday morning in the Central District, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim left work around 4 a.m. and walked to his car parked at 14th Avenue and East Jefferson Street near Seattle University.

According to police, two men walked up to the victim and asked for a cigarette. While the victim was reaching for one, one of the men reportedly pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim's head and demanded his car keys, which he handed over.

As the men were driving off in the victim's car, the victim jumped onto the hood. According to police, he was able to hold on for a few blocks until the men braked hard, throwing him into the street.

The victim flagged down officers and was treated for an injured arm.

Officers were unable to find the suspected carjackers or the victim's car.

This incident occurred only half-a-mile from another armed carjacking reported March 1.