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Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Brief Pursuit Ends With Crash, Standoff In Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — A brief pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle Monday turned into an hours-long standoff in Beverly Hills after the driver crashed into another vehicle and refused to get out.

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the pursuit ended at about 4:45 p.m. after less than a minute when the driver crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Doheny Drive.

Two people in the other vehicle and a pedestrian were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said. They were all said to be in stable condition.

The driver of the suspected stolen vehicle then barricaded in the car and refused to come out, prompting police to bring a SWAT team out to negotiate with the driver. The driver was not immediately identified.

Police were urging people to use an alternate route and stay clear of the scene.

The suspect was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. after SWAT teams surrounded the car and shot pepper and tear gas into the vehicle.

All roads were reopened by 9:45 p.m.

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