Pursuit ends in fiery crash on the 101 freeway in Hollywood

A police pursuit ended in a fiery crash Monday evening on northbound U.S. Highway 101 at Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.

The crash, which started in the area of 3rd Street and Hoover Street in Hollywood, forced the closure of the 101 freeway northbound in the area. It reopened at about 8 p.m.

The suspect vehicle caught on fire after the crash. The driver was able to get out and police took him into custody.

Los Angeles police say the suspect was driving an SUV stolen out of Santa Monica and may have been possibly armed during the pursuit. They say the driver was trying to exit the car when he crashed into the center divider of the 101 freeway.

It's unclear if anyone was seriously injured in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.