Attempted Carjacking On Freeway

A suspect is under arrest after attempting to force his way into multiple passing cars on Interstate-205.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:45p.m., a North Precinct officer stopped a car for reckless driving in the area of Northeast Killingsworth Street and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. After pulling over, the driver tried to run away on foot, working his way down to Interstate-205 at Northeast Killingsworth Street. As officers pursued, the suspect ran out into the traffic, tried to flag down cars, then tried to open car doors as drivers slowed. He did this in both the northbound and southbound lanes. Officers believe he tried to get into as many as 8 vehicles before he was arrested. Only one of the potential victim drivers stopped to talk to officers.

If anyone believes they were a victim of an attempted carjacking on I-205 either direction around Northeast Killingsworth Street around 8:52p.m. tonight, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333 and reference case number 21-114208.

The car the suspect was driving was determined to be stolen and is being recovered.

The suspect is not being identified as officers are still verifying his identity and determining appropriate charges. His name will be released after he is charged.

Source: Portland Police

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