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Assault suspect chased to Malibu Bluff Park

A suspect led LAPD officers on a high-speed pursuit after allegedly assaulting an officer in Chatsworth. The suspect ran downhill from Malibu Bluffs Park near Pepperdine University. Please note: Data line affecting sound; turn down volume.
A suspect led LAPD officers on a high-speed pursuit after allegedly assaulting an officer in Chatsworth. The suspect ran downhill from Malibu Bluffs Park near Pepperdine University. Please note: Data line affecting sound; turn down volume.

Police say the suspect tried to hit an officer with his car near De Soto Avenue and Nordhoff Street around 6:54 p.m. An officer allegedly fired at the suspect.

The suspect, described as a Middle Eastern man in his 30s, fled the scene in a black BMW. The suspect's car had several bullet holes in the windshield.

A high-speed pursuit ensued and ended in Malibu when the suspect bailed on foot and ran downhill from Malibu Bluffs Park near Pepperdine University on Pacific Coast Highway.

The suspect fell in heavy brush and appeared to be out of breath. He was seen lying on a hillside.

CHP officers were seen cautiously containing the area in an attempt to take the individual into custody.

Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies, Los Angeles police and CHP were cooperating in the investigation.

Malibu Road is closed in both directions. The public was urged to avoid the area.
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