A driver suspecting of stealing an Audi A8 led Los Angeles Police Department officers on a nearly two-hour chase Monday which ended with a standoff in La Crescenta.
The chase began just before 6:35 p.m. in the area of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Branford Street in Arleta, ABC7 reported.
The car slowed down just after 6:40 p.m. in the area of Flower Street and Allen Avenue in Glendale to allow a male passenger to exit, who surrendered to police as the Audi fled the area.
The driver led police on a pursuit through streets and alleys in Glendale and Burbank, running over at least three spike strips laid out by police.
The car’s tires eventually deflated and fell off, causing the driver to briefly lose control and spin 180 degrees along Wentworth Street in Sunland.
The driver continued to lead police driving only on rims until they stopped in the area of Foothill Boulevard and La Crescenta Avenue at about 8:05 p.m., CBS2 reported.
The driver barricaded themselves in the Audi, and police were attempting to negotiate their surrender as of about 8:40 p.m.
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