SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA) — A man suspected of stealing a vehicle and leading Orange County sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit before barricading in the vehicle for nearly five hours Friday has been taken into custody.

A man suspected of stealing a vehicle and leading Orange County sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit before barricading in the vehicle for nearly five hours Friday has been taken into custody. (CBSLA)

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According to authorities, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop the driver of an allegedly stolen Cadillac Escalade at about 1 p.m. in Laguna Hills. When the driver refused to stop, deputies chased him along the 5 Freeway to the east end of Avenida Pico.

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Deputies said the suspect, a man in his 20s, allegedly brandished a gun in the vehicle several times after the standoff began at about 1:30 p.m.

SWAT and crisis negotiation deputies were called to the scene to establish contact with the man who was eventually taken into custody shortly after 6 p.m.

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