This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured during a pursuit in the west San Fernando Valley Thursday and two people are in custody following an extensive search. About 1:25 p.m, the California Highway Patrol initiated a pursuit with a man wanted for assaulting one of their officers with a deadly weapon. The driver stopped, got out of the vehicle he was driving and jumped over a fence into an apartment complex along the 9400 block of Baird Road in Northridge. About 4 p.m., CHP officials told KTLA the assault suspect, as well as another person who was in the car, were in custody after an extensive search. Authorities did not elaborate on the original assault that the driver was wanted on suspicion of. At one point, a responding CHP officer was injured in a Granada Hills crash and was down on the roadway near the intersection of Lindley Avenue and Devonshire Street. The officer’s motorcycle appeared to be badly damaged as the officer was being treated on the ground, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The CHP officer was eventually loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. It remains unclear how the officer crashed, but CHP officials ultimately said that the fleeing suspect did not strike the officer. The Los Angeles police and fire departments responded to the scene of the crash in Granada Hills.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this story.
Authorities say suspected vehicle did not hit CHP motor officer. Unclear how officer was injured. Taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. @KTLA pic.twitter.com/7sE4qUmnRt— Carlos Saucedo (@Carlos_Saucedo) October 17, 2019