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Police arrest man who allegedly carjacked delivery van in Vancouver

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Vancouver police arrested a man after he allegedly carjacked a FedEx van Thursday afternoon, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Someone called 911 to report that a man had brandished a knife, and then drove off in the delivery van, according to radio traffic. It’s unclear where the carjacking happened.

Police followed the van to the Interstate 5 and state Highway 14 interchange, where it stopped on the shoulder of the freeway.

Officers began to gear up with protective shields and other equipment before attempting to approach the van. They hailed the suspect, but there was no response initially, according to radio traffic.

There was movement in the van; an officer could be heard on the radio stating a canine would be used, warning, “When he finds you, he will bite you.”

Shortly thereafter, the suspect was apparently on the southside sidewalk near the Interstate 5 Bridge, wielding a knife. Police relayed that traffic should be stopped at that point.

The man did not comply with commands to drop the knife, but he was speaking with an officer, according to radio traffic. He told the officer that he was the only person in the van.

Police radioed that the man was in custody shortly after 4 p.m.