REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — A suspected carjacker surrendered after leading a low-speed pursuit through the South Bay area near Los Angeles International Airport then getting into a standoff with law enforcement on Wednesday morning, KTLA reported.
The chase began about 7:40 a.m. PST when police responded to a carjacking in the Florence neighborhood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Aerial video showed several patrol vehicles and a motorcycle officer following the gray four-door hatchback.
At one point the driver was seen gesturing out one of the windows. The man did not appear to be speeding, but ran several red lights.
The stolen vehicle appeared to have a sticker for Lyft in the window.
The driver continued the chase near Los Angeles International Airport and at one point an officer was seen trying to place a spike strip in front of the vehicle.
The vehicle had at least one flat tire as the man drove through Hermosa Beach. Police later dropped back in the pursuit on the ground, but law enforcement helicopters continued to follow the vehicle as it went into Redondo Beach.
The pursuit ended about 9:45 a.m. when police did a PIT maneuver on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. The driver did not immediately exit the vehicle, prompting the standoff.
Two armored SWAT vehicles were brought in and surrounded the vehicle for 90 minutes until the man surrendered about 11:15 a.m., getting out of the vehicle then taking off his shirt.
No other people were inside the vehicle and the man was taken into custody.AlertMe