PORTLAND - The suspect in a Southeast Portland robbery was taken to a hospital after drinking a chemical while hiding out from police Monday afternoon.
A man robbed a homeowner at gunpoint around 1 p.m. Tuesday and then officers set up a perimeter around the area of the 10200 block of Southeast Pardee.
A manhunt began and the suspect was described as a white man, 5-foot-6 inches tall, wearing a black sweatshirt. He was bald, wearing sunglasses and armed with a handgun.
Police later found the suspect in a backyard garden shed on SE Boise Street and captured him. Investigators think he drank engine fluids while hiding out, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.
Tyler Levi Brant, 23 was booked into the Multnomah County jail after his release from the hospital Monday evening. He was accused of first-degree robbery and burglary.