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Aloha woman subdues armed carjacker
An Aloha woman subdued an armed carjacker with a pocket knife late Thursday.
Daniel Broome, 30, is charged with First Degree Robbery. He is held on $250,000 bail. More charges are expected to be added later.
Although Broome had a handgun, no one was seriously injured in the incident.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at about 10:55 p.m. on Feb. 14, deputies responded to a report of an attempted theft of a vehicle with a firearm at the Club Underground, located at 18641 SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha.
Deputies arrived in less than 30 seconds and found a very chaotic scene in the north parking lot. People there were holding down a man later identified as Broome, 30, of Hillsboro.
Deputies took Broome into custody and seized a loaded handgun that was taken off him.
During the investigation, deputies learned that Broome had approached a 1996 Nissan 200SX two door coupe parked in the north lot with four people inside. Broome tapped a handgun on the driver's door window, demanded the keys and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle.
The 33-year-old female driver said she was concerned that Broome was going to shoot her and her friends, so she armed herself with a pocket knife. As she exited the vehicle, she grabbed Broome and wrestled him to the ground. Other patrons jumped in and took the handgun from Broome as deputies were being called.
Broome suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital prior to being taken to jail.