The sheriff's office responded to an assault call around Tuesday morning near Corbett

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is searching for an "armed and dangerous" suspect in the Corbett area.

The sheriff's office responded to a call around 6:30 a.m. in the 33400 block of E. Historic Columbia River Highway after a man allegedly assaulted a resident in their home.

The victim was injured and taken to a nearby hospital, however, it's unclear how serious their injuries are. Authorities don't believe the two knew each other.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Authorities are searching for an assualt suspect near a Corbett school.

Shortly after the assault report, deputies found the suspect's truck, which was hauling a boat, on the highway next to Corbett School. The suspect fled the area on foot.

Due to the search, the highway is closed between Corbett and Curtis. Deputies added that a perimeter has been established and they are using a K9 team to track the suspect.

"We do have our K9 units tracking, but with the high winds, it makes it a little more difficult," Sgt. Brandon White said. "But we do have a good perimeter set up at this time, so we're confident we're going to find him."

The public should avoid the area and residents in the area should lock their doors.

After hearing about the assault and search, the superintendent of Corbett School District made the decision to cancel classes for the day.

The suspect is identified as 26 year-old Pavel Mikhay. He is 6 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and may have a cut on his face. He's considered dangerous and anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

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