By CBSLA Staff

EL MONTE (CBSLA) – The driver of a Dodge Challenger who lead authorities on a pursuit through El Monte Wednesday morning before hiding in an apartment complex has been captured.

Aug. 11, 2021. (CBSLA)

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The chase began sometime around 6:10 a.m. in the area of Valley Boulevard and Durfee Avenue when the driver ran through a California Highway Patrol traffic break.

It wound its way through surface streets in El Monte before coming to an end at Garvey and Musgrove avenues.

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The suspect jumped out of the car and may have run into a nearby apartment complex, according to CHP.

With guns drawn, El Monte police and CHP officers formed a perimeter and searched the area. The suspect was captured and taken into custody at approximately 7 a.m.

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The circumstances concerning what exactly prompted the pursuit were not immediately confirmed. It’s unclear how many people were in the vehicle.