SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) — An armed bank robbery in Riverside turned into a car chase and a standoff near Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego Thursday.
An armed man robbed Provident Bank on Van Buren Boulevard just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, prompting a police pursuit on the southbound 215 Freeway. The chase ended in front of the Rady’s Children’s Hospital, with the suspect refusing to get out of his car.READ MORE: Jerry West Insulted At Being Left Off Jeanie Buss’ Top 5 Lakers List
The suspect called 911 at one point soon after the pursuit started and threatened to kill himself, police said.READ MORE: Cache Of Fireworks Worth $50,000 Seized From Santa Ana Home
A gunshot was heard from the car at some point, and police have confirmed the suspect shot himself. Police have not released any details about his condition.MORE NEWS: Bill Maher Tests Positive For COVID-19
The hospital was forced to turn away new patients for hours, but has been reopened.