Police chase stolen tanker truck carrying 2,000 gallons of unknown liquid in Mid-Wilshire area of LA

Los Angeles police officers were in pursuit of a reported stolen tanker truck on Thursday morning.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that around 6:30 a.m. an unknown male suspect stole a blue tanker truck from a location near the intersection of W. 6th Street and S. Curson Avenue in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Shortly after, police began to pursue the allegedly stolen vehicle.

LAPD said that the stolen vehicle was carrying more than 2,000 gallons of an unknown liquid. Officials said that the liquid was not believed to be flammable.

At 7:15 a.m. the stolen vehicle was driving eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard. The vehicle failed to stop when officers attempted to perform a traffic stop. Footage from SkyFOX showed the driver make several erratic turns and cut across multiple intersections during the pursuit.

When the suspect driver turned down S. Curson Avenue at 7:20 a.m., city workers had to move construction cones out of the way for the truck to pass by. At that time, the pursuing police cruisers were substantially down the street.

The alleged suspect was taken into custody on W. 6th Street just off of S. Curson Avenue shortly before 7:30 a.m.

No additional information has been released at this time.