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Woman Arrested After Ramming LAPD Vehicle During Pursuit

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A woman suspected of stealing a car was arrested Monday night in Hollywood when she slammed into a police patrol car in reverse after leading police on a chase that began in Monterey Park.

The pursuit began at 10:07 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eiseman. The suspect drove a gray older model Toyota on the 10, 710 and Hollywood freeways. 

A standoff between police and the suspect occurred after she put the Toyota in reverse and rammed into a LAPD vehicle on the Western Avenue off-ramp of the northbound Hollywood Freeway, causing smoke and water to leak out of the police vehicle.

Close to a dozen LAPD officers with guns drawn surrounded the suspect's vehicle during the standoff. The LAPD's Central Area sent a tweet at 10:29 p.m., reporting that ``Officers are currently negotiating with the suspect for a peaceful surrender.''

A team of officers used a shield to smash the car's driver's side window and removed the woman at approximately 10:35 p.m.

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