PACIFIC PALISADES ( – A driver who struck a Los Angeles police cruiser with her SUV was arrested after a bizarre standoff in a posh Pacific Palisades neighborhood Thursday evening.

Police said the incident began at around 3:30 p.m. when a resident found an SUV parked in the driveway of their home. The resident asked the driver to leave, but she refused, prompting the resident to call 911.

Officers responded, and at some point, the suspect struck a cruiser while she was attempting to drive away. With officers in tow, the suspect drove to the 1100 block of Las Pulgas Place and came to a stop at a dead end.

“All of a sudden I see a helicopter circling and circling, I see the LAPD going around,” witness Fran Garber said.

Garber, who works as a nanny at home near the scene of the standoff, said she could hear the commotion along with other neighbors who got on their roofs to see what was happening.

The woman exited her vehicle just before 6 p.m. and was swarmed by officers before being taken into custody.

There were no reports of injury. The name of the driver and the exact circumstances that precipitated the standoff were not confirmed.


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