California car chase leads to stand-off

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES, Calif. A dramatic car chase through the streets of Los Angeles and then a standoff in a residential neighborhood has ended with the suspect surrendering to police.

Swat teams in Los Angeles captured a man who drove and ran through the streets waving an assault rifle at officers and pedestrians earlier today.

Police said there was a felony warrant out for the man, who was on record saying he didn't want to go back to jail.

The warrant he was originally wanted for: making terrorist threats, in a domestic dispute. Police are doing a grid-search on the freeways for shell casings, to determine whether he fired his weapon during the pursuit.

Officers spotted him in East Los Angeles and that's when the chase began.

The man jumped out of his car after exiting the 170 freeway in North Hollywood, grabbed and loaded the rifle, then ran through back yards, and ended up on a rooftop, standing defiantly as television news cameras watched.

Schools and homes in that area were evacuated a precaution.
The man then went back inside the house, where police confirmed there was no one else in the house with him, and released several rounds of tear gas.

Minutes after that the man surrendered, and was taken into police custody.

Police has not yet released the identity of the man.

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