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Police: Man stabbed while confronting suspected car prowler in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in southeast Portland Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 7800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue at 11:18 p.m on the report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found a man who appeared to have been assaulted with a knife. 

Based on information learned, investigators believe the victim was stabbed as he was confronting a suspect that was breaking into his parked vehicle. The suspect fled the scene after the stabbing.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

Officers, along with a K-9 team, searched the area for the suspect and found him hiding in brush near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street.

According to police, the suspect told officers he had swallowed an unspecified substance and was taken to an area hospital. The suspect, whose identity has not been released, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail after he is released from the hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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