Car Theft Suspect Held After LA Roof Standoff

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in an auto theft has been arrested
after a bizarre five-hour standoff on the rooftops of a Los Angeles
neighborhood.

Police SWAT members climbed the roof of a home and peppered the
man with bean-bag ammunition shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Officer
Karen Rayner says that convinced the man to scramble over to a truck-mounted ramp and he was lowered to the ground and handcuffed.

Officer Bruce Borihanh says police began following a reportedly stolen car shortly before 8 a.m. but after a short chase, the driver stopped, ran off and climbed onto a roof in the Westwood area near the University of California, Los Angeles.

A woman in the car was held for questioning.


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