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Homeowner stabs burglar during early morning break-in

Police search of the area fails to turn up man with a wound to his abdomen

An Alameda neighborhood homeowner fought off and wounded a burglar early Tuesday morning.

Portland police said the homeowner woke at about 3:18 a.m. and discovered a man with a shaved head in his house. The homeowner confronted the man, and the two fought. During the fight, the homeowner stabbed the suspect, who fled on foot.

A police K-9 search of the area failed to turn up the suspect.

The homeowner suffered non-life threatening injuries in the confrontation.

The suspect is described as a white man, possibly Hispanic, with a shaved head, no facial hair, wearing a red and blue windbreaker. He has a stab wound in his abdomen.