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Murder Suspect Chased Down By K9 After Being Forced Out Of Rosemead Motel Room With Tear Gas

ROSEMEAD (CBSLA) — A standoff at a Rosemead motel ended dramatically Tuesday night after police shot tear gas into a murder suspect's room to force him out.

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Authorities say its Special Enforcement Bureau were sent at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday to a motel in the 1000 block of San Gabriel Boulevard to help Whittier police with a murder suspect holed up in one of the rooms. The motel and surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Deputies and police spent hours trying to talk the man out of the room before a tactical team moved in and fired tear gas inside the room. Sky 9 was overhead to see the man stumble out, waving a white towel, appearing to surrender.

But a few moments later, he tried to make a run for it. He made it to a wall on the motel's property before a K9 unit chased him down. He was taken into custody at 8:45 p.m. without further incident.

The suspect's name was not released, and police did not release further details about the murder he was wanted for.

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