Pursuit Suspect Flees After Abandoning Pickup Truck in Torrance; 1 in Custody

One person was taken into custody after a pursuit suspect abandoned a pickup truck in a Torrance neighborhood Monday morning.

The pursuit began around 5:15 a.m. when authorities tried to pull over a stolen vehicle in Compton, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Sky5 was over the pickup as it approached Torrance and Crenshaw boulevards about 5:20 a.m.

At one point, the pickup was traveling with its lights off and appeared to have sparks coming off the back. Authorities appeared to have backed off the chase by this time.

The driver eventually stopped the pickup in the area of West 182nd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard and jumped out.

Sky5 stayed over the driver as the suspect ran through the streets and possibly into an apartment building.

Authorities arrived at the scene a short time later and took one person into custody.

KTLA’s Nancy Fontan contributed to this report.

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