The driver of a blue Chrysler was leading a pursuit in the downtown LA area Wednesday afternoon before crashing into two vehicles and engaging in a standoff with police, authorities said.
The Los Angeles Police Department said the driver was wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon when they chase began.
The Chrysler driver blew through a red light and crashed into a driver on Central after exiting the 91 Freeway.
The driver then got back on and continued on the eastbound 91 Freeway. The driver struck a truck, spinning the truck around.
With the damage done to the Chrysler, the driver pulled over on the freeway, bringing traffic to a standstill at 3:14 p.m.
The standoff continued, forcing authorities to close traffic on both sides of the 91 Freeway near the Cherry exit.
Traffic had backed up for well over a mile, all the way to the 710 Freeway.
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