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Police: K-9 finds hiding carjacking suspect armed with hatchet in NE Portland

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From left: K-9 Jager, hatchet seized as evidence and jail booking photo of John P. Lewis. (Photos: Portland Police Bureau) From left: K-9 Jager, hatchet seized as evidence and jail booking photo of John P. Lewis. (Photos: Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A carjacking suspect armed with a double-bladed hatchet stole a car and was later caught hiding in bushes by a K-9 in northeast Portland, according to police.

Officers responded to the 11100 block of Northeast Halsey Street at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the suspect threatened the victim with a hatchet and demanded the victim’s car and car keys. After receiving the keys, the suspect drove away.

Officers soon located the car nearby on the 1100 block of Northeast 109th Avenue. Police surrounded the area and searched the neighborhood.

K-9 Jager found the suspect hiding in bushes near the 10800 block of Northeast Halsey Street, according to police.

The suspect was identified as 46-year-old John P. Lewis. Police said the hatchet was found near the location where Lewis had been hiding.

Lewis was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and a post-prison supervision violation related to a prior conviction for second-degree burglary.

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