Deputies Thursday arrested an arson suspect who led them on a chase from the Lakewood area to a Paramount neighborhood, where a standoff ensued for about three hours before the man surrendered.
The chase led to the area of San Jose Avenue and Myrrh Street, where the car stopped about 8 a.m. on a narrow roadway with a number of patrol vehicles behind it.
A short time after the car stopped, a small fire could be seen inside the vehicle. A group of deputies approached the vehicle with a fire extinguisher and doused the flames, filling the car's interior with fumes, but the suspect remained inside.
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Law enforcement vehicles then pinned in the car, preventing it from moving. The standoff continued until about 11 a.m., when the man surrendered. His name was not immediately available.