Pursuit Driver Surrenders to CHP

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By Melissa Pamer
|  Saturday, Jul 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:52 AM PDT
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A driver suspected of brandishing a weapon surrendered to authorities after a 30-minute pursuit on freeways and surface streets on July 5, 2013. Alex Calder reports from NewsChopper 4 for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.

Alex Calder

A driver suspected of brandishing a weapon surrendered to authorities after a 30-minute pursuit on freeways and surface streets on July 5, 2013. Alex Calder reports from NewsChopper 4 for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pursued a driver suspected of having a gun in the Paramount and Lakewood area on Friday evening, eventually taking him into custody peacefully .

The driver, in a white sedan, had led authorities on a chase on freeways and surface streets in the area.

The vehicle exited in the Paramount area and was continuing on surface streets, then repeatedly reentered the freeway.

California Highway Patrol cars were seen in close pursuit as the vehicle returned to the interstate, going southbound on the 710 Freeway.

When the car again pulled off the interstate, the driver, in a white Honda, stopped on Alondra Boulevard with at least nine patrol cars behind him.

He place both hands out the door, within view, and patrol officer stood outside their cars with weapons drawn.

The driver backed toward officers, was handcuffed and taken into custody at about 5:50 p.m.

A CHP dispatcher said the pursuit began with a call to the Sheriff's Department Compton Station with a report that the driver had brandished a weapon.

A firearm was tossed out of the car during the pursuit, according to police radio traffic.

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