Suspect sought in Mandeville attempted carjacking

Mandeville, La. - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to carjack a motorist while he was stopped at a red light.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office says it happened Sunday night along Highway 59 at Sharp Road in Mandeville.

The victim told police he was stopped at the light when a black male approached his vehicle and pointed a handgun at him, demanding the victim give him his vehicle.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot after he was startled by an approaching vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Randy Loumiet at 985-726-7825.