Man Taken Into Custody After Leading Police On Pursuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man driving a pickup truck was taken into custody today after leading police on a pursuit in South Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Police Department officers began pursuing a white Ford F-150 at about 6:35 p.m. in the area of Vermont Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, near USC.

CBS2 reported the man was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, though police could not immediately confirm the reason for the pursuit.

The man led police to Vermont Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard Jr., where he stopped his truck in the crosswalk for several minutes. He appeared to lean out of a window and yell at police officers before fleeing again.

The man drove a short distance east on Martin Luther King Boulevard Jr. to Hoover Street, stopping his truck at the intersection just before 7 p.m.

The man threw a bottle out a window of the truck and smoked two cigarettes before getting out of the truck and surrendering to police at about 7:10 p.m.

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