Pickup Truck Driver Taken Into Custody After Pursuit Ends in Whittier

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A driver was taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit on surface streets in the San Gabriel Valley area early Wednesday evening.

A pickup truck was being pursued by police in the San Gabriel Valley on May 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

No details were immediately available, but the pursuit apparently started in Whittier about 6:15 p.m.

A white GMC pickup truck could be speeding along surface streets just before 6:30 p.m. in City of Industry, moving into a residential area of Hacienda Heights, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

The truck narrowly missed other drivers, apparently cutting through at least one red light.

A police officer points a gun at a driver amid a pursuit on May 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

It wasn’t not clear what the driver was wanted for.

About 6:45 p.m., multiple Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Whittier police vehicles could be seen close behind the driver on surface streets in Whittier.

The truck eventually slowed to a stop on a tree-lined street and authorities got out of their vehicles behind him, firearms drawn.

The driver got out of the vehicle and walked backward toward the deputies, lying spread-eagle on the pavement before being was taken into custody without incident just after 6:50 p.m.

The chase ended in the area of Pickering Avenue and Mar Vista Street.