SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – A wanted man was arrested Wednesday following a foot chase near the Santa Monica Pier.
Santa Monica police patrolling the area north of the pier sometime before 8:30 a.m. recognized the suspect, who had a warrant out for his arrest.READ MORE: Justin Dean Evans Charged With Molesting Teen Boys In Anaheim Afterschool Program
The suspect tried to run, went onto the beach and tried to swim out into the ocean, going out about 15 to 20 feet.READ MORE: Crews Working To Contain Casitas Fire Burning Near Ojai; Evacuations Ordered For Some Residents
He was eventually captured. Aerial footage showed officers and lifeguards struggling to subdue him and get him into a patrol cruiser.MORE NEWS: LA County Business Owners Anticipate COVID Restrictions Lifting Tuesday
His name and the details of the assault case were not known.