- The man dragged a woman into his car in the Sylmar district of Los Angeles
- The suspect abandoned his car following a brief car chase and climbed on a roof
- He remained on the roof for more than four hours before surrendering to police
Los Angeles police arrested a gangland suspect who is accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend following a high-speed car chase and six-hour rooftop stand-o.
LAPD said the suspect grabbed his ex-girlfriend into his car in the Sylmar district in the north of Los Angeles.
A helicopter captured to chase which ended when the suspect fled on foot.
These are the dramatic scenes as a suspected gang member is chased through Los Angeles
The LAPD gave chase to the suspect after he kidnapped his ex girlfriend
The man abandoned his car with the police in hot pursuit in Sylmar in northern Los Angeles
According to the LAPD, the man tried to get into a house but was blocked by one of the residents.
The man then climbed on a roof where he remained for four hours
Lieutenant Joseph Kalyn told ABC 7 before the attacker surrendered: ‘ The strategy is time. We have both lethal and nonlethal weapons. We have our crisis negotiation team out here, and our SWAT team. And they’re going to take as long as we need to talk this gentleman off the roof in a peaceful resolution.”
The suspect eventually surrendered about 1:15 a.m. and was taken into custody for kidnapping. Further details into his arrest were not released.
The suspect climbed on top of a house and remained in a standoff for some four hours
The situation ended peacefully after the suspect handed himself over to police