WEST COVINA (CBSLA) – Authorities were in pursuit of a speeding motorcyclist in East Los Angeles County Monday.
The pursuit involving Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies began sometime before 11:20 a.m. when they attempted to pull him over on the 605 Freeway. The suspect refused to stop, prompting a chase that wound its way onto the 10 Freeway.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Santa Clarita Crash
The suspect eventually made his way onto surface streets in West Covina and La Puente. At one point the suspect wound his way through the parking lot of a shopping center, weaving in and out of cars.
The suspect reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour. At one point, he appeared to toss a bag from the motorcycle. The bike did not have a license plate. He then drove into a gas station, where he appeared to take gas from another drive before taking off again.
He eventually made his back onto the northbound 605 Freeway and exited in Monrovia. He then jumped back onto the westbound 210 Freeway.
There was no word on exactly where and why the pursuit began. It’s unclear if the motorcycle was stolen.
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The man hid in the garage before being found and arrested around 12:36 p.m., said Lisa Derderian of the city of Pasadena.
After the man was taken into custody, authorities summoned a bomb squad to the scene to make sure the parking garage was safe due to a concerning note that the motorcyclist left on the bike, Derderian said.
The immediate area around the parking garage was under evacuation orders, and it was unclear when evacuations might be lifted.MORE NEWS: Southland Residents Receiving Unemployment Insurance Must Actively Seek Work As Of July 11 In Order To Keep Benefits
Details of the note left on the bike were not disclosed.