Man With Gun Arrested After Appearing to Try to Scale Fence at LAX

An man with a gun who appeared to be trying to jump a perimeter fence at LAX was arrested Wednesday night after leading police on a brief car pursuit in an possible attempt to flee.

At 7:40 p.m. a contract employee saw a man trying to scale the perimeter fence onto airport property and notified police, according to Los Angeles Airport Police spokesman Rob Pedregon.

Responding officers saw the man throw a handgun before jumping into a Mazda sedan and fleeing from police.

After a short chase, he was arrested near La Brea Avenue and Century Boulevard.

The man was injured in some way and was hospitalized after he was detained.

Police say the man had committed an assault with a deadly weapon and "in his attempt to escape, climbed over several vehicles near the perimeter fence giving the appearance of attempting to climb the fence."

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