An assault suspect shot with a stun gun and taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a pursuit in Glendale, and officers suspected that his female passenger had been kidnapped.
Officers were dispatched about 5:15 p.m. to Harvard Street and Chevy Chase Drive, according to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale Police Department.
A woman had called 9-1-1 from that location, and authorities could hear a struggle between a man and a woman, “during which the woman screamed hysterically,” Hauptmann said.
The first officer on scene attempted to make contact with the male suspect, but he fled in a vehicle with the woman inside, according to Hauptmann.
Officers, who suspected that the woman was kidnapped, pursued the vehicle, which struck several occupied and unoccupied vehicles, including Glendale Police Department patrol units, which Hauptmann said the department believes was intentional.
The chase ended when the suspect vehicle became disabled after striking a parked vehicle at Glendale Avenue and Broadway, according to Hauptmann.
Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect and female passenger, but the suspect became combative and was unresponsive to commands. Officers fired a stun gun and took the suspect into custody.
The suspect was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on officers and felony assault on the female victim, said Hauptmann, but further information about the assault on the woman was not available.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the woman after authorities took the man into custody, according to Hauptmann.
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