CHP Standoff With Man in SUV Closes Part of 101 Freeway

A driver in an SUV stopped the vehicle on the side of the busy freeway and refused to get out, leading to the midday standoff in the west San Fernando Valley.

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Part of the 101 Freeway was closed late Wednesday morning for a standoff with a man in an SUV in the west San Fernando Valley.

Westbound 101 Freeway lanes were closed just west of the 405 Freeway due to the police activity. Drivers were asked to find alternate routes.

Authorities were involved in a standoff with someone in an SUV parked on the right shoulder of the freeway. It was not immediately clear why the man stopped on the freeway.

He was removed from the SUV and taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. Westbound lanes reopened late Wednesday morning.

More details about what led to the standoff were not immediately available.

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