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Hit-and-Run Pursuit Driver Taken into Custody from On-Ramp Standoff in Santa Clarita

The driver of a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash tonight was taken into custody after holding California Highway Patrol officers at bay on an on-ramp to the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita.

The standoff followed a short pursuit, said CHP Officer Edgar Figueroa. 

The CHP incident log indicates the man fled in the vehicle at 3:53 p.m., then got out and tried to run but returned to the vehicle and drove away. 

Officers stopped the pickup on the Soledad Canyon on-ramp to the 14 Freeway, Figueroa said.

Broadcast news video shot from overhead showed a CHP vehicle touching the rear of the white pickup stopped on the ramp. 

“The suspect is not getting out of the vehicle,” Figueroa said. 

A CHP officer responded to the scene at 5:29 p.m. with less-lethal rounds, and a K-9 officer ended the standoff at 6:15 p.m., he said. The suspect suffered dog-bite injuries.

Details on the hit-and-run crash were not available.

The CHP issued a SigAlert at 4:57 p.m. shutting down all northbound lanes of the 14 Freeway at Soledad Canyon Road, noting that traffic was already backed up to Via Princessa.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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