Southern California

Officer Tackles Suspect to End Pursuit Through Lancaster

The parolee-at-large was wanted for a possible assault.

A parolee-at-large wanted for a possible assault led authorities on a pursuit through Lancaster Tuesday.

The pursuit started at 11:06 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The suspect was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon.

Around 12:10 a.m., a patrol car attempted a pit maneuver intended to stop the dark green SUV, and sent the SUV spinning into a dirt bank on the north side of the road. 

The man, identified as 49-year-old Danny L. Reeder of Palmdale, exited the vehicle and walked away from officers before sprinting away from a line of oncoming patrol cars.

Officers exited their cars, chasing after the man on foot, and one officer tackled him to the ground.

Sheriff's officials said one deputy was injured, but did not provide details about how the deputy was injured or how severely.

The California Highway Patrol assisted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with the pursuit.

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