Commerce Pursuit SWAT

Commerce Pursuit SWAT

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A pursuit that began in Whittier ended near Commerce early Tuesday morning. Whittier PD with the help of LA County Sheriff and the CHP pursued pursued the reckless driver through the streets of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Montebello and Commerce. The driver stopped near the intersection of Telegraph and Garfield. Once stopped he began to take off his clothes. The suspect then climbed into the back seat of his Honda Civic and then into the trunk. The suspect also popped out one of the rear tail lights of the car causing officers/deputies to fear for their safety. The LA County Sheriffs Special Tactics Team was called to the scene. Around 2:00 the ‘SWAT’ team deployed a ‘flash/bang’ grenade. A short time later the suspect surrendered and was transported to a local hospital.  Whittier PD is the handling agency. The flash/bang grenade is located at 1:32 point in the video.