A man wanted in connection to a criminal investigation led deputies on a brief foot pursuit in Canyon Country Tuesday evening before being detained, according to law enforcement radio traffic and sheriff’s officials.
The foot pursuit was first reported at approximately 5 p.m. near the intersection of Hidaway Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road, according to law enforcement scanner traffic.
“We were involved in a foot pursuit for a suspect,” said Lt. James Royal, the watch commander Tuesday evening at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “He is in custody.”
Initial scanner reports stated that the man was believed to have been a murder suspect. However, investigators later clarified Tuesday evening that he was not in fact a named suspect in a homicide investigation but detectives wanted to speak with the man involving an investigation.
The pursuit is believed to have headed along a bike path before at least one of the sheriff’s deputies was able to handcuff the man, according to the initial report. It was not immediately clear at the time of the initial incident how the pursuit began.
Multiple deputies were called to the scene, but no injuries as a result of the incident had been reported as of 5:30 p.m.
No additional information on the arrest was available as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Royal, due to the matter still being an ongoing investigation.
On the scene more than a dozen deputies were seen debriefing near the Hidaway Apartments complex. A man wearing black clothing was seen speaking with deputies before being placed in the back of an SCV Sheriff’s Station squad car.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.