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An attempted murder suspect drove the wrong way on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Glendora and was then struck by a vehicle as he attempted to run across the road. Photo via OnScene.TV.

An attempted murder suspect drove the wrong way on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Glendora Thursday and was then struck by a vehicle as he attempted to run across the road, triggering closures that lasted all night, authorities said.

The suspect was being pursued by South Gate police detectives and officers from the Azusa Police Department at the time he was injured — around 12:45 a.m., they said.

The incident closed all eastbound lanes of the freeway and, initially, three of the westbound lanes. All westbound lanes were reopened within a few hours, and all eastbound lanes were reopened shortly after 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

The suspect was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, South Gate police Sgt. Chris Dahlia said.

He had been sought for an Aug. 9 attempted murder in South Gate, he said.

Police said he is suspected of kidnapping and repeatedly stabbing a woman with whom he had a previous relationship.

The victim was dropped off by the suspect at a hospital parking lot in Baldwin Park and is in stable condition, police said.

The suspect’s name and age were not immediately released.

The pursuit of the suspect began in Azusa at about 12:30 a.m., Dahlia said.

The suspect drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of the 210 and abandoned his vehicle near the center divider after it was disabled by spike strips. He was attempting to run across the eastbound lanes when he was struck by a vehicle, police said.

The suspect was hit near the transition lanes to the southbound Orange (57) Freeway, according to the CHP.

—City News Service

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