Suspect in custody after hours-long barricade in Pacific Palisades

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A man who crashed a stolen vehicle and fired at officers during a pursuit has been taken into custody after barricading himself inside a garage in Pacific Palisades, authorities said.

A man who crashed a stolen vehicle and fired at officers during a pursuit has been taken into custody after barricading himself inside a garage in Pacific Palisades for about 5 hours, authorities said.

The pursuit began in the Long Beach area shortly before 2 a.m. Monday and ended when the suspect crashed in a residential area near Radcliffe Avenue and Earlham Street.

The suspect fired shots at officers and ran into a garage, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said. The suspect's shots did not strike anyone and officers did not return fire, Eisenman said.



Nathan Hubbard shared surveillance video with Eyewitness News that shows a man running up nearby Swarthmore Avenue toward Sunset Boulevard.

Hubbard says he heard a car crash followed by two sets of gunshots. A few minutes later, Hubbard said police were everywhere and his block was placed on lockdown.

"We had a situation where we knew that shots had been fired, and we had a homeowner that had three adults and a child inside the house so it was really imperative that our SWAT officers get to that family very quickly and get them out of that house to safety," LAPD Cmdr. Blake Chow said.

The residents of the home, a couple, a nanny and an infant, were evacuated.

SWAT officers and K-9 units were called to the home and negotiations began in an attempt to coax the man out of the garage.

Authorities could be heard saying, "Carl, come out. You haven't hurt anybody. Don't make this worse."

SWAT officers used tear gas after the suspect failed to cooperate with authorities. They removed the door of the garage and took the suspect into custody shortly before 8 a.m. He was found hiding inside an SUV in the garage, which may have been why he was unaffected by the multiple rounds of tear gas fired by SWAT.

The suspect surrendered to authorities without incident. His identity was not released, but authorities say he has a lengthy criminal history and an outstanding warrant out of the Bay Area.

City News Service contributed to this report

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