2 in custody after high-speed chase through downtown LA

Two suspects were detained Monday night after leading Los Angeles Police Department on a police chase South Los Angeles area.

Reports of officers chasing an allegedly stolen vehicle came in just after 6:30 p.m. Monday. The driver eventually led officers into downtown Los Angeles. The driver went into oncoming traffic at one point.

As the driver entered the Harvard Heights neighborhood, the driver nearly hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and S. Vermont Avenue. The driver did at one point get onto the 10 Freeway, but only briefly, before getting back on to surface streets.

The driver then drove into a parking garage underneath a building in University Park. Officers began searching.

Police searched the area for several hours before taking two people into custody. Police did not provide any other information.