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A man and a woman holed up inside a Palmdale home after fleeing a traffic stop surrendered to authorities Saturday, ending a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

A 39-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman fled the scene of traffic stop in the 38000 block of 15th Street about 7:50 p.m. Friday and ran into a nearby residence, said a lieutenant at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale station.

Deputies found narcotics and a stolen handgun inside the vehicle and later determined that one of the suspects was a local gang member on probation, the lieutenant said, adding that the suspects entered a home where the occupants may have been held against their will.

A sheriff’s crisis negotiations team was able to contact the pair through their cell phones and they surrendered at about 4:30 a.m., he said.

—City News Service

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