A carjacking suspect was apprehended by California Highway Patrol officers in northern Valencia on Thursday night following an hourslong pursuit that began in Fontana.
“The original warrant was for a possible carjacking,” said CHP Traffic Management Officer Sean Lough. “We got the transfer from Fontana (Police Department). I believe the location we got was in the area of westbound Etiwanda.”
The pursuit began at approximately 7:30 p.m., with the vehicle being successfully halted over 90 minutes later after it ran over a spike strip in Santa Clarita on Interstate 5 near Magic Mountain Parkway.
The driver exited the vehicle and appeared to attempt to surrender before a police dog was deployed and bit him on the leg. The suspect was then taken into custody at 9:30 p.m. No other injuries from the original victim or the responding officers have been reported.
No additional information is available as of the time of this publication.
Video and photo gallery below: Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies remove the pickup truck from Interstate 5 and search the vehicle in a parking lot off Magic Mountain Parkway. Photos and video by Oscar Sol/The Signal.