Shots Fired at Wanted Driver During Fake Surrender: CHP

The chase skirted around a packed LA Coliseum, where USC was playing University of Arizona.

A police chase ended Thursday night on the University of Southern California campus, after the driver faked surrender then took off toward the school.

After multiple failed attempts, a California Highway Patrol officer spun out the driver, who stopped and was surrounded by gun-wielding officers near Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. It appeared he was going to surrender, but nearly a minute later, the driver took off again.

At least one of those officers opened fire at the driver after the pit manuever, CHP told NBC4. No one was hurt, but it was not immediately clear why the officer fired at the driver.

He drove his dark-colored sedan through surface streets in Exposition Park then onto USC campus near Vermont Avenue and 37th Street. The driver headed into a dead end, where he parked his car and ran.

At least one person -- believed to be the wanted driver -- has been arrested, Newschopper4 reports.

It appeared the handcuffed man had blood on the front of his t-shirt, according to ground footage from the scene.

USC students received vague messages (pictured at right) from campus saying an incident was resolved, shortly before 9 p.m.

The chase skirted around a packed LA Coliseum, where the USC football team was in its second quarter against the University of Arizona.


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It was not immediately known why the driver was being sought or where the chase began.

NBC4's Kate Larsen contributed to this report.

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