Car theft suspect missing after Pico Rivera barricade

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspected car thief fled from deputies, ditched the vehicle and barricaded himself inside his mother's home in Pico Rivera early Wednesday morning.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy tried to stop the stolen vehicle suspect, but the man took off.

The suspect apparently ditched the stolen car around 3:30 a.m. He then fled to his mother's residence in the 9300 block of Clalymore Street and barricaded himself inside the home.

A SWAT team and K-9 units were called to the scene. Upon investigation, deputies said the suspect could not be located inside the house.

The suspect is a wanted felon for possession of guns and explosives, and there is a warrant out for his arrest, according to sheriff's officials.
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