Search continues for suspect in Tewksbury carjacking

TEWKSBURY, MA (WHDH) – A woman was carjacked while pumping gas at a Tewksbury gas station on Saturday, according to police.

Surveillance video shows the woman struggling with that attacker and dousing the attacker with gasoline before the he took off. The woman was taken to the hospital.

Tewksbury Police tweeted on Sunday that a suspect in the Saturday night carjacking had been identified. Police say they have issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old William Tighe.

The incident happened at the Mobil gas station on Andover Street. An employee inside the gas station said the woman came inside and asked to call 911. The employee said the woman was dragged a short distance, but before that she sprayed the suspect with gas.

Police say they found the stolen car, a red Mazda, in Lowell, not long after the carjacking. The vehicle was abandoned in a woman’s driveway. Officials are still looking for the suspect.