Carjacking near Santa Clarita results in Sylmar standoff

A man is detained at the scene of a standoff in the Sylmar area on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are currently in a standoff with an armed male suspect who allegedly carjacked a vehicle near Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Mount Gleason Road, according to LAPD Public Information Officer Tony Im.

The call first came in to the Newhall area California Highway Patrol (CHP) after 2:30 p.m. when they began a pursuit of the vehicle along the southbound 14 from Newhall.

“It is a white Toyota RAV4.  It was noticed because it was swerving in all lanes,” CHP Officer Eric Priessman said.  “We followed it off the freeway at Yarnell Street and it went in to a dead-end street.”

Once CHP reached the dead-end street in Sylmar, officers called for assistance from the LAPD who then took over the incident.

LAPD then sent officers as well as its SWAT unit to the scene in an effort to peacefully resolve the standoff, according to Im.

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