A man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon was taken into custody after leading police on a high-speed pursuit along surface streets in the San Fernando Valley Friday.
Police began pursuing the man driving a black BMW 5 Series in the Sylmar area just before 5:10 p.m.
The man led police through the Pacoima and Van Nuys areas, speeding and driving erratically, and possibly side-swiping another vehicle.
He came to a stop near Saticoy Street and Van Nuys Boulevard about 5:45 p.m. and seemed to be talking into his cell phone out the window. Moments later, he emerged from the vehicle as several items fell to the ground.
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He threw his phone hard to the ground and then complied with police instructions, and was taken into custody without further incident.
No further details were released.