Update: Police arrest suspect in cemetery tomb for Tulane Cancer Center carjacking

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

5:13 p.m. Update:

New Orleans Police Department arrested 20-year-old Karl Jackson in connection with the carjacking that occurred Friday morning.

The carjacked BMW was equipped with a tracking device that led officers to the intersection of North Villere and Conti streets, according to an NOPD press release. 

Jackson fled the vehicle and entered St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and was pursued by a NOPD K-9 unit. Police found Jackson hiding inside a tomb within the cemetery. 

The woman who reported the carjacking identified Jackson as the suspect, and Jackson was transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

After his release, Jackson was taken to Central Lock-up and booked with carjacking, possession of a stolen car and desecration of graves. 

Original story: 

A woman reported she had been carjacked around 6:10 a.m. Friday in the Saratoga Garage of the Tulane Cancer Center. Tulane University Police Department sent out a crime alert concerning the incident around 9 a.m Friday.

The crime alert states that the suspect approached her before forcefully taking her keys and driving away in her vehicle. The suspect fled in an unknown direction

The suspect is described as a black man; 20-25 years old; 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black jacket. He was not armed.

The stolen vehicle was a white BMW X5 with a Kansas license plate.

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