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LAPD Loses Alleged Attempted Murder Suspect Following High-Speed Pursuit; Vehicle Driving Speeds Up To 120 MPH

VAN NUYS (CBSLA) —Los Angeles police were involved in a dangerous high-speed pursuit Saturday night of an attempted murder suspect on freeways and surface streets in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, but lost the suspect vehicle.

The pursuit began in the Encino area just after 6:30 p.m., according to the LAPD.

Police and two TV news helicopters lost track of the suspect when the car exited the Golden State (5) Freeway on Sierra Highway, near the border between Mission Hills and Santa Clarita, the LAPD reported. The search was called off at 7:09 p.m.

Speeds exceeded 140 miles per hour on the freeways.

The suspect got on and off the 5 Freeway at times and onto surface streets in the Sylmar and Mission Hills areas.

It was reported that police have possibly identified the suspect but information about that person was not released. There were no details immediately available about the attempted murder that prompted the chase.

It was unknown who the registered owner of the vehicle is. The car is a black Dodge Charger with Texas license plates.

(© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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