Driver in stolen vehicle pursuit arrested after hourslong standoff with police in Beverly Hills

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The driver of a stolen vehicle was taken into custody following a nearly four-hour standoff after he crashed during a pursuit in Beverly Hills Monday, officials said.

The incident on Wilshire Boulevard at Doheny Drive choked traffic in the area.

The chase began around 4:40 p.m. and ended a short time later, according to Beverly Hills police Lt. Kim.

Aerial video of the scene showed the suspect’s white Toyota Corolla collided with another white sedan.

At least one armored SWAT vehicle, seven police vehicles and two fire trucks were also at the scene as of 6:30 p.m., while the suspect remained barricaded in the Toyota.

The driver was seen emerging from the window of the sedan around 8:30 p.m., after officers deployed tear gas.

He was carried away to be treated for injuries before being arrested, officials at the scene told KTLA. 

Kim said other people involved in the crash were hospitalized, but he was unsure how many. He did not have information on the extent of their injuries, other than that they were not life-threatening.

Wilshire Boulevard had been closed between Oakhurst and Almont drives during the standoff but reopened around 9:45 p.m., officials said.

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