By CBSLA Staff

HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – A pursuit involving a U-Haul pickup truck early Friday morning in Hacienda Heights ended with authorities deploying tear gas and flashbangs.

July 9, 2021. (CBSLA)

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The incident began at about 3 a.m. West Covina police officers began pursuing a U-Haul truck. It’s unclear what prompted the chase.

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Just after 4:10 a.m., multiple flashbangs were heard in the area of Glenstone Avenue and Pintura Drive. Footage from the scene showed a suspect being treated by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department also confirmed that tear gas was used.

The suspect appeared to be alert and conscious.

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L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating. The U-Haul truck, which had front-end damage, was loaded onto a tow truck. The circumstances of the incident were still unclear.