Suspect drives through train tracks to evade deputies following pursuit

A pursuit suspect has barricaded himself in a vehicle on train tracks in Boyle Heights following a chase with deputies. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department first responded to an assist call from a railyard area near Noakes Street and Calada Street in the City of Commerce a little before 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The suspect led officers through parts of Santa Fe Springs, Montebello, Commerce and East LA.

The vehicle is believed to be stolen. 

The driver of that black SUV eventually crashed through a fence and drove on train tracks in the Boyle Heights area. He then lost control of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. 

SkyFOX spotted the suspect running across multiple tracks attempting to evade officers. It appears he briefly considered jumping on a moving a train.

He then went back inside the vehicle triggering a standoff. LASD deputies are staging near the truck with guns drawn. This is in the area of E. Washington Blvd. and Indiana Street. 

LASD also called on its Special Enforcement Bureau to help with the deputies already at the scene in the lengthy standoff between authorities and the pursuit suspect.

On social media, the bizarre chase-turned-standoff drew comparisons to the popular video game series, Grand Theft Auto, between FOX 11 viewers in the comment section.

“Real life GTA,” commented one viewer on social media.

“It’s like GTA in LA [every day],” said another on social media. “Sheeesh.”

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