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.

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.

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Kevin Labeach and Corey Arvin contributed to this report.

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