A motorist who led authorities on a chase from the San Diego area to Los Angeles Thursday was in a standoff with law enforcement personnel on a street overcrossing near Los Angeles International Airport.

The incident began shortly before noon, when authorities in San Diego County began chasing the suspect, apparently for a traffic violation, according to the California Highway Patrol and broadcast reports.

The chase led into Los Angeles County, and to the area of World Way and Century Boulevard, where the vehicle stopped and the man got out on an overcrossing.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department personnel were sent to the 6200 block of West Century Boulevard on a report of a “man threatening to jump after (a) CHP pursuit. Possibly armed with knife.”

Firefighters reportedly set up an air cushion designed to protect someone in a fall, and traffic was routed away from the area as a precaution while law enforcement personnel worked to take the man into custody.

The LAX reported Thursday afternoon that flights would not be impacted during the standoff, but traffic would be heavily delayed until the suspect was taken into custody.

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