Chase of assault suspect ends with PIT maneuver in North Hills area, nearly upending vehicle

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Police used the PIT maneuver to end a slow-speed chase involving an assault suspect in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Authorities deployed the PIT maneuver to end a chase involving an assault suspect in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning.

The chase of the white Chevy pickup started in Burbank, and police say the driver struck a pedestrian during the pursuit. That person was hospitalized but is expected to be OK.

The vehicle continued to travel on the 118 and 405 Freeways before exiting onto surface streets in the North Hills area.

Authorities managed to deploy the PIT maneuver due to the vehicle's relatively slow speed, ending the chase near Sepulveda Boulevard and Tupper Street. The impact caused the suspect vehicle to spin around, hit some palm trees and nearly flip over.

A short standoff ensued as the suspect remained inside the vehicle. Eventually, a group of officers approached the car and took the suspect into custody.