San Fernando Valley Chase Suspect Eludes Arrest

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two people in a stolen SUV led police on a chase Tuesday evening in the West San Fernando Valley, with one eluding arrest.

Police began chasing the Toyota 4Runner about 7 p.m. It was on Victory Boulevard about 15 minutes later when it slowed near Canby Avenue when one person got out. He was apprehended by police, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The other person in the vehicle continued driving, getting onto the Ventura (101) Freeway before exiting on De Soto Avenue.

At least four patrol vehicles chased the SUV as the driver eventually pulled off into bus lanes from Vanowen Street. He then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, entering a tunnel near the Los Angeles River.

Lopez said the vehicle was reported stolen. Details on the events that led up to the chase were not immediately available.

Authorities had not apprehended the man as of 8:45 p.m., Lopez said.

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