High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Culver City; Man Barricaded on Roof Surrenders

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A man wanted in a high-speed pursuit that spanned several cities and freeways across Los Angeles County was in custody Monday evening after spending several hours barricaded on a roof in Culver City.

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Aerial video showed the suspected driver pacing atop the building, located in the 9600 block of Lucerne Avenue (map). At one point, the man could be seen trying to barricade an access door as authorities waited below.

The driver of a speeding SUV squeezes between two cars on the southbound 101 Freeway during a pursuit on Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)
The driver of a speeding SUV squeezes between two cars on the southbound 101 Freeway during a pursuit on Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Sky5 first arrived over the pursuit as authorities were chasing a white SUV on the southbound 170 Freeway at about 1 p.m.

After transitioning to the 101 Freeway, the driver eventually exited in Hollywood and took surface streets through Hancock Park, Koreatown, Mid City, Beverly Hills and Culver City.

The SUV nearly ran into several other cars and just missed a hitting a pedestrian while driving through Hancock Park.

An SUV being pursued by police drives the wrong way on surface streets in the Beverly Hills area on Nov. 24, 2014. A police helicopter is overhead. (Credit: KTLA)
An SUV being pursued by police drives the wrong way on surface streets in the Beverly Hills area on Nov. 24, 2014. A police helicopter is overhead. (Credit: KTLA)

At one point, the driver pulled into what appeared to be an apartment building parking lot, but drove out again before authorities could get to him.

Video showed at least two people were inside the SUV, which came to a stop after crashing through the gate of a parking lot in Culver City.

Authorities began a search for the SUV's occupants in the 9600 block of Lucerne Avenue (map), but it was unclear how many people exited the vehicle.

An SUV being pursued by police smashed through closed iron gates in Culver City on Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)
An SUV being pursued by police smashed through closed iron gates in Culver City on Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

At least one of the people may be wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, according to Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A number of road closures in the area of Lucerne Avenue and Van Buren Place related to the barricade were canceled as of 5:30 p.m.

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