Salem neighbors help catch armed suspect

Salem neighbors help catch armed suspect

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 7:35 PM

SALEM – Neighbors helped capture an armed man accused of breaking into a car in Salem Friday, police said.

After hearing calls for help, residents near the 1800 block of Walker Road Northeast went to help a woman who saw her car being broken into around 6:00 p.m.

One of the neighbors confronted the suspect, 20-year-old Justice Selmer of Salem.

Selmer allegedly slashed at the neighbor with a 10-inch kitchen knife, but the neighbor blocked Selmer with his hand and punched him in the face, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Selmer fled the scene and Marion County deputies arrested him in a nearby parking lot. He was still carrying the kitchen knife.

Selmer was arrested on charges of attempted assault, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful entry into a vehicle.

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