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Police Hunt for Armed Suspect Who Carjacked Hospital Employee in San Bernardino, Drove to Pasadena

Police were searching for a man Sunday evening who had allegedly carjacked an employee as she was leaving her shift at a San Bernardino hospital, officials said.

The woman called law enforcement around 8 a.m. and reported the man had approached her with a knife in the St. Bernardine Medical Center parking lot as she was walking to her car, according to Officer Eileen Hards with the San Bernardino Police Department.

Both got into the victim’s vehicle, and she gave the armed man her keys, Hards said. The suspect first drove to an IHOP at 7228 Archibald Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga, where the woman was able to leave the car unharmed, authorities said.

Police were able to use the car’s OnStar capability to track the vehicle and locate it in Pasadena, but the suspect had apparently fled.

Officers are reviewing surveillance video they hope will point to his whereabouts, Hards said. His motive remains under investigation.

KTLA’s Dottie Evans contributed to this report.