PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday arrested an armed pursuit suspect who barricaded himself inside of a garage at a Pacific Palisades home for six hours.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the pursuit began along the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica and ended at Earlham Street near Radcliffe Avenue.
The suspect crashed his white SUV into a vehicle, fired gunshots at officers and then ran away from the area on foot. The suspect later broke into the garage of a home located in the 400 block of North Lombard Avenue.
The family reportedly hid inside of the nursery in the home after they heard the suspect break in. They were freed from the residence with the assistance of police.
CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported SWAT teams deployed tear gas into the garage in an effort to get the suspect to leave the property.
Just before 8 a.m., authorities rammed down the garage door and found the suspect hiding in the back seat of the family’s SUV with a gun. He was subsequently arrested at the scene.
Police have not released the identity of the suspect, but said he was wanted out of the South Bay area for stealing a vehicle.
No injuries have been reported.