Man Arrested After Wild Police Pursuit on 91 Freeway

Authorities arrested a man who allegedly tried to evade police early Thursday morning at a hotel in Orange County, police said.

The incident began around 12:45 a.m. when a woman at a hotel on 19th Street in Costa Mesa told police she saw a man with a gun, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

The woman also told officers that the man looked like the suspect in a sketch photo of a wanted serial killer in Phoenix, Ariz., according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

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Police responded as the man allegedly fled the scene in a silver Subaru.

The chase extended onto the 91 Freeway in Riverside where the driver was allegedly engaged in a standoff with police.

The man was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m.

Local police contacted law enforcement officials in Arizona and confirmed the man arrested in the pursuit was not the suspected serial killer in Phoenix.

Kevin Labeach and Corey Arvin contributed to this report.

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