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Suspect Arrested After Standoff On 105 Freeway In Watts

WATTS (CBSLA) – A suspect possibly linked to a murder case was taken into custody following a pursuit and standoff that shut down a portion of the 105 Freeway in Watts Wednesday morning.

The incident began when Los Angeles police spotted a white SUV at Alameda Street and Washington Boulevard, on the edge of the downtown L.A. Fashion District, that was wanted in a murder investigation.

When officers attempted to stop the SUV a chase ensued, which wound its way down into Watts and turned into a standoff on the westbound side of the 105 Freeway near the Wilmington Avenue exit.

After a brief standoff, the suspect surrendered was taken into custody a little before 10:30 a.m.

The name of the suspect was not confirmed. The details of the murder case and whether the man arrested was a murder suspect were also not immediately known.

The westbound 105 Freeway was fully shut down during the standoff, but has since been reopened.

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