SYLMAR (CNS) — A carjacking suspect who led the California Highway Patrol on a chase wound up being cornered Wednesday, Nov. 1, on a Sylmar cul-de-sac, where he initially refused to get out of the vehicle and prompted a roughly hourlong standoff before surrendering.
According to the CHP, units began chasing the man about 2:45 p.m. on the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway after getting a report of a driver who was possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The chase led to the Foothill (210) Freeway and into a residential neighborhood in Sylmar, where the suspect was cornered on Norris Avenue near Excelsior Street.
The suspect, facing a phalanx of black-and-white patrol vehicles and numerous officers with guns drawn refused to exit the vehicle as ordered. According to reports from the scene, he was taunting officers to shoot him.
A short time later, the man threw some items from the car, including the keys and possibly some type of pellet gun.
About 4:15 p.m., SWAT units moved in and used vehicles to pin the car in place. The man surrendered around 4:30 p.m.