Suspect leads LAPD on lengthy, slow-speed chase in Mid-City

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A driver led police on a slow-speed chase on surface streets in the Mid-City area Friday night.

There were several times in the chase when the driver would stop the car and get out to point at police officers and make hand gestures to simulate a gun being fired.

Each time the driver would stop, he would get back into the car and continue driving at speeds that wouldn't exceed 40 mph.

Multiple LAPD patrol vehicles were behind him as the driver, a possible assault suspect, kept driving and stopping.

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A driver is leading police on a slow-speed chase on surface streets in the Mid-City area Friday night.



The man was possibly armed, police say.

It appeared spike strips deployed by police were successful in flattening the tires of the suspect's vehicle.

AIR7 HD was over the chase around 10:50 p.m. and the driver continued fleeing police past 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

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