Los Angeles Sheriff's cruiser
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man and two women suspected of attempting to assault a sheriff’s deputy in La Puente, then leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in Duarte were in custody Saturday morning and a pistol was recovered from inside the vehicle.

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy tried to make contact with the man outside a home in La Puente when he jumped into a car and backed into the deputy’s vehicle, just missing the deputy, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

As the suspect drove away, he crashed into a home but kept going, Crowder said.

The incident began in the 300 block of California Street, NBC4 reported.

Deputies chased the man northbound on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway to the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway, before the driver exited on Huntington Drive in Monrovia and proceeded eastbound before crashing into a median at Duarte Road and Highland Avenue in Duarte.

After a short standoff, the man and two women in the vehicle surrendered to deputies and were taken into custody.

A gun was located inside the vehicle, Crowder said. The make and caliber of the weapon was not disclosed.

The chase exceeded speeds of 100 mph, NBC4 said.

No deputies were hurt.

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