A suspect was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff and a police chase across the East Bay and San Francisco, which ended in Richmond Friday, officials say.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident started near Highway 4 in Hercules when officers started pursuing a white Infinity.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies did a traffic stop because the car did not have license plates. When the driver sped away, deputies discontinued their chase once he drove towards 80 west into the city.
CHP said the suspect drove recklessly in the streets of San Francisco and when CHP arrived on scene, he struck a K9 dog before getting back on the freeway towards the East Bay. They added the dog was not badly injured and was taken to a veterinarian.
The suspect eventually exited at Powell Street in Emeryville, dangerously driving through intersections before re-entering the freeway along the waterfront. He continued to sideswipe cars along 580 west before exiting Bayview Avenue in Richmond.
According to CHP, the suspect drove into the Crescent Park apartment complex, hiding inside of a unit for several hours, leading to a standoff with police.
Aerial coverage from NBC Bay Area’s SkyRanger showed the pursuit end near Booker T. Anderson Jr. Park in Richmond. Police ground crews were seen in the area searching for the suspect and vehicle.
The suspect was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. At this time, CHP is only describing the suspect as a juvenile and that he will face several charges for his actions.