Anaheim: Chemical Agents Used To Arrest Pursuit Suspect After Standoff

10.24.2021 | 10:00 PM | ANAHEIM – A suspect who led police on a pursuit before barricading himself in a vehicle was subdued by officers using chemical agents, early Monday morning.

The incident began to unfold when officers responded to reports of a burglary alarm at a business in the 1100 block of North Red Gum Street around 10:00 PM.

Officers arriving on scene located a suspicious male and a vehicle near the business and attempted to stop the man. Despite identifying themselves as police officers, the suspect entered a grey 2015 Volkswagen GTI and fled.

A pursuit ensued for several miles before officers executed a PIT maneuver to end the chase at the intersection of West Winston Road and South Hickory Street.

Despite his vehicle being disabled the suspect refused to exit the vehicle or cooperate with law enforcement.

A standoff ensued for at least two hours before coming to an end when an armored vehicle pinned the suspect’s car and officers equipped with PepperBalls deployed multiple rounds of the non-lethal chemical agent in to the vehicle.

The suspect later surrendered after appearing to be overwhelmed by the chemical agents and was taken into police custody.

Firefighter paramedics treated the suspect on scene before transporting him to an area hospital for evaluation.

He was later placed under arrest on charges relating to the pursuit and obstruction however his involvement in the attempted burglary remains under investigation.

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