Deputies set up containment after suspect flees traffic stop

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff's Station searched a vehicle in a parking lot along Magic Mountain Pkwy. Friday morning after a suspect reportedly fled from a traffic stop. January 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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Deputies conducting a traffic stop early Friday morning found themselves chasing a suspect in Valencia.

Deputies were trying to find a suspect in the Valencia Promenade apartments on the 24000 block of Magic Mountain Parkway, after an individual had run from a traffic stop, according to Lt. Eric Lasko of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“We’re working on it right now,” said Lasko at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station searched a vehicle in a parking lot along Magic Mountain Pkwy. Friday morning after a suspect reportedly fled from a traffic stop. January 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station searched a vehicle in a parking lot along Magic Mountain Pkwy. Friday morning after a suspect reportedly fled from a traffic stop. January 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Deputies from the SCV Sheriff’s Station searched a vehicle in a parking lot along Magic Mountain Pkwy. Friday morning after a suspect reportedly fled from a traffic stop. January 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Deputies later found that the suspect was believed to have dropped his T-shirt during the on-foot pursuit, according to Lasko.

“He’s wanted for a traffic violation,” said Lasko.

Deputies were reportedly gathering evidence and searching a vehicle in a parking lot down the street from the Promenade apartments at 8:40 a.m.

No suspect had yet been taken into custody as of 11:30 a.m., Lasko said.

This is a breaking news story, and more information will be added as it’s available.

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