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Driver Fends Off Machete-Wielding Carjacker In Oakland

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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A suspect attempting to steal a car brandished a machete at the vehicle’s owner in Oakland Thursday evening, according to police.

The attempted carjacking was reported in the 1500 block of 28th Avenue at about 5:50 p.m., police said.

The two-foot-long machete was concealed in the suspect’s pants and when the victim tried to stop the suspect from stealing his vehicle, the suspect took the machete out and threatened the victim with it, police said.

The suspect swung the machete, but missed hitting the victim, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene and has not been found Friday morning, according to police.

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