A sedan being chased by police crashed Thursday evening in Hollywood near the Hollywood & Highland complex, where one suspect was taken into custody and a second suspect escaped.
The chase began about 7:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department, although it was unclear exactly where it started.
Officers from the LAPD’s Wilshire Division were following the vehicle when an assault on a police officer occurred, according to department spokesman Officer Mike Lopez.
Lopez was unable to immediately confirm if the alleged assault involved the suspect vehicle crashing into a police cruiser.
According to CBS2, the vehicle, described as a stolen Mercedes-Benz, was driven at high speed, at times in oncoming lanes, and came to a crashing halt in the area of Highland Avenue and Yucca Street.
At least one suspect ran into the Hollywood & Highland retail complex in the heart of the Hollywood tourist zone and was being sought by officers, including a K-9 unit, according to reports from the scene.
The LAPD confirmed that one suspect was in custody and another was outstanding.
About 10:30 p.m., LAPD Capt. Steve Lurie tweeted “the search is over, a suspect is in custody, and there is no threat to the community.”
Lurie added operations at the Hollywood & Highland complex were back to normal and thanked everyone for their patience.
No officers were injured, Lopez said.
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