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.
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.READ MORE: Coronavirus Hospitalizations Continue To Rise In Los Angeles County
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.READ MORE: TikTok Star Anthony Barajas Dies After Corona Movie Theater Shooting
The suspect appeared to be alert and conscious.MORE NEWS: Bacteria At Some Beaches Near Dockweiler Continues To Exceed State Standards
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.