Suspect bails on foot into Carson neighborhood after high-speed chase

LONG BEACH (KABC) -- A chase suspect was being sought by authorities in Carson after leading California Highway Patrol officials on a high-speed pursuit in Los Angeles County Friday night.

CHP officers pursued the suspect in a white GMC pickup truck at high speeds through the Lakewood-Long Beach area.

After the suspect fled at speeds over 60 mph on surface streets with the headlights off and passed through red lights, the ground units backed off from the pursuit.

A law enforcement helicopter remained overhead tracking the suspect as the car continued to flee.

The truck eventually headed onto the southbound 710 Freeway at speeds in the 90-100 mph range. Police cruisers rejoined the chase after the suspect entered the freeway.

They later pulled off the pursuit again as the suspect exited the freeway onto Carson surface streets.

The suspect eventually bailed on foot near Water and 213 streets in Carson, running into a neighborhood of homes.

Authorities were in search of the man, who appeared to be wearing a red cap, black shorts, dark socks and dark shoes.

It was not immediately known why the suspect was initially wanted.
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