Hatchet-wielding carjacker arrested in Northeast Portland, police say

PORTLAND, Ore. — A carjacking suspect was arrested after allegedly using a double-bladed hatchet to threaten his victim and steal a vehicle on Tuesday night.

The suspect, 46-year-old John P. Lewis, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He faces charges of robbery, attempted assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and is also being held on a parole violation for a prior conviction of second-degree burglary.

Officers responded to a call of a carjacking near 11100 Northeast Halsey Street at around 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday. After speaking to the victim, they found the vehicle near 1100 Northeast 109th Avenue and established a perimeter.

A K-9 unit searched the area and K-9 Jager found the suspect, who was hiding in some bushes near 10800 Northeast Halsey Street. Lewis was taken into custody and a hatchet was seized as evidence.

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