By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man is in custody after leading a chase in an LAFD Battalion Chief’s SUV that was stolen from Downtown Los Angeles.

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The LAFD vehicle was reportedly stolen just after 2 p.m. at 7th Street and Flower in Downtown Los Angeles. It was later found driving through Palos Verdes after being authorities tracked it via the vehicle’s GPS transponder.

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The pursuit was a comparatively slow one, and wound its way into San Pedro, where at least one of the tires was punctured by a spike strip before the driver could avoid it. Shortly after hitting the spike strip, one of the vehicle’s tires began to smoke and the SUV pulled into a store parking lot.

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The driver got out slowly and was taken into custody without further incident.

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No injuries were reported. The theft of the vehicle will be jointly investigated by the LAFD and LAPD.