A domestic violence suspect led authorities police on an hour long chase from Placentia to Venice Friday before being felled by a police stun gun.
Placentia police responded to a domestic violence call at 11:47 p.m. in the 600 block of Trumpet Ave., said Placentia police Sgt. Adam Gloe.
Witnesses told police the suspect, Austin Joseph Hall, 28, who is homeless, had left the residence in a vehicle, Gloe said.
Placentia police tracked him down and attempted to stop him at Yorba Linda Boulevard and Valencia Avenue, but he would not pull over, Gloe said.
The pursuit continued onto the southbound 57 Freeway to the westbound 91 Freeway and the California Highway Patrol then took over, Gloe said.
Hall, driving a dark-colored SUV, wound up heading north on the San Diego (405) Freeway, often getting stuck in traffic on the congested stretch of road through Culver City and West Los Angeles.
Occasionally driving on the right shoulder of the freeway, the suspect exited the 405 at National Boulevard in West Los Angeles and drove west into Santa Monica, then south into Venice.
Around 1 p.m., the man behind the wheel turned into a Venice Beach parking lot and got out of the SUV — without a shirt or shoes. He appeared to yell at officers, who had their weapons drawn, and then slowly walked away from police. Officers advanced on the man, and one fired a stun gun, causing him to fall to the ground. Police quickly pounced on the stunned suspect and took him into custody.
Hall was booked on suspicion of terrorist threats, violation of a domestic violence restraining order, felony evading and resisting arrest, Gloe said.
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