Long Beach standoff ends peacefully

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Long Beach police are in a standoff with a suspect in a black Mercedes.
Long Beach police are in a standoff with a suspect in a black Mercedes.
KABC

LONG BEACH (KABC) -- After a standoff that lasted more than two hours, police took a man into custody in Long Beach.

Long Beach police say the incident began around 4:30 p.m. with a pursuit for reckless driving. Officers found the black Mercedes at 5 p.m. and drove up to it with the intent of having it towed when the driver fled again, officials said.

After a short pursuit, the car hit an empty, parked vehicle and his Mercedes became inoperable in the area of Artesia Boulevard and Downey Avenue.

The driver refused to leave the car and a SWAT team was brought in to negotiate and take him safely into custody.

Multiple officers surrounded the black Mercedes from a distance and had their weapons aimed at the vehicle.

The man remained in his car for more than two hours before he surrendered peacefully, officials said.