Man faces charges for allegedly hijacking car after threatening driver with syringe

A homeless man was ordered held without bail after his arraignment today in Waltham District Court on charges that he hijacked a young woman’s car in Waltham after threatening her with a bloody syringe.

On Tuesday morning, Scott Steverding, 30, approached a 17-year-old girl in a CVS parking lot and threatened to inject her with the syringe if she did not give up her car, Waltham Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph Brooks said.

The teen obliged, and Steverding took the car and fled, Brooks said.

Steverding was arrested in Cambridge Wednesday night, according to Brooks. Steverding did not enter a plea to charges of armed carjacking, attempted murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon, Brooks and the court clerk said.


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