Authorities were searching Monday evening for a pursuit suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase from Riverside County to East Los Angeles, where he was last seen running from his vehicle toward a home.
The chase began at 8:32 p.m. on the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway, east of Maple Street in the Corona area, according to the California Highway Patrol, which reported that the suspect, who was driving a white pickup truck, had been speeding.
The suspect drove to Orange County, and by 8:45 p.m., was driving at high speeds and blowing through red lights in the Anaheim, Fullerton and Brea areas.
About 8:50 p.m., the suspect pulled into a gas station in the area of Imperial Highway and State College Boulevard, ran inside the convenience store, then appeared to pump gas before leaving. He then briefly drove on the southbound Orange (57) Freeway, then got off at Yorba Linda Boulevard.
The suspect drove up to 100 mph on streets in Fullerton and Buena Park, even weaving through traffic, driving on the wrong side of the street and blowing through a construction zone in the area of Beach and Artesia boulevards.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the suspect drove into Los Angeles County on the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, then transitioned onto the Long Beach (710) Freeway, before getting off at East Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles.
He pulled over near the intersection of Floral Drive and Eastern Avenue, where he ran out of the vehicle toward a home in the area about 9:15 p.m.
Authorities arrived and established a perimeter, but by 9:35 p.m. the suspect had not been found. A backpack was recovered in the area.
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