LOS ANGELES – A suspect was taken into custody after leading authorities on a chase through parts of the San Fernando Valley and into Antelope Valley.
The chase began around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pacoima after Los Angeles Police Department officers were notified of an assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was reportedly in a stolen Toyota 4Runner.
The suspect drove authorities through Arleta, North Hollywood, and eventually headed to Highway 14.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., authorities gave up active pursuit on the ground, but monitored the location of the suspect via aerial units. The SUV entered the Acton area, exited onto the Sierra Freeway, then turned onto Highway 14 southbound at approximately 1:45 p.m.
At some point during the chase, the suspect crashed into a freeway sign.
The vehicle came to a stop around 2 p.m. near Soledad Canyon Road off Highway 14 southbound. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and was nearly hit by a patrol car. He then attempted to flee from officers by jumping over a metal barricade and dashing into nearby brush. CHP officers quickly caught up with him and took him into custody.
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