91 Freeway shut down after pursuit, armed standoff in Corona

- The attempted murder suspect who was holed up in that black Mercedes-Benz on the Riverside (91) Freeway in the Anaheim Hills-Corona area following a slow-speed chase from Compton has been taken into custody by SWAT officers,
  
The chase began in Compton, according to the watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Century Station.
  
It started about 6:20 p.m. and continued east on the Artesia (91) Freeway until the Mercedes-Benz's tires were flattened by spike strips, according to broadcast reports.
  
The suspect, who was also suspected of brandishing a weapon, continued driving -- with the sleek black vehicle scraping along k-rails and at least one of its wheels seized and sent up sparks from its bare rim, until about 7:30 p.m. -- when it came to a smoking halt in the Santa Ana Canyon area near the Riverside County border.
  
Officers with guns drawn were positioned a short distance away, but no movement was apparent inside the vehicle.
  
Traffic on both sides of the freeway was halted as the apparent standoff continued.


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