HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A police chase of a stolen vehicle ended in a fiery collision on the northbound 101 Freeway in the Hollywood area Monday night.

The chase began at 7:08 p.m. in the area of Third Street and Rampart Boulevard in the Westlake district, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

All northbound lanes were closed near Melrose Avenue as crews worked to clear the scene. Sky9 was over the crash where traffic was backed up for miles. Lanes reopened around 9:30 p.m.

The suspect, who was possibly armed, was taken into custody around 7:20 p.m.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was seriously injured in the collision.

The suspect has not been identified.


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