EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA.com) — Police chased a reckless driving suspect Thursday night through Exposition Park and on foot on the USC campus.
The suspect drove erratically for more than a half hour during the chase. Officials were worried about the public’s safety because the chase occurred on many side streets, many populated with pedestrians going to and fro a football game.
The chase reportedly began in Culver City where the suspect was reportedly observed disobeying traffic signs and lights.
Police said he also drove on the wrong side of the road on several occasions.
Officers did the PITT maneuver and seemed to box the suspect in. Moments later, he took off again.
The suspect then drove onto the USC campus. After a few minutes, he abandoned his car and tried to make a run for it by foot, according to Sky9’s Stu Mundel.
Sky9 and Mundel were restricted from going directly over the campus because of the football game and air traffic restrictions.
CHP tells KCAL0’s Brittney Hopper they were surprised no one was hurt during the chase.
She said at least 30 officers were following the suspect.
CHP told her no shots were fired.
Hopper was on the scene was the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect’s shirt had blood on it.
Robin Tilley, USC Dept. of Public Safety Communications Supervisor, sent an alert out to the USC campus that said, “The police activity that ended on the University Park Campus had no USC involvement other than the pursuit terminating on the campus proper. The incident has been resolved with CHP taking the suspect into custody without incident. There is no threat to the University Park Campus.”