Search is on for Possibly Armed Suspect after Police Chase in Buena Park

September 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm

BUENA PARK (CNS/KNX 1070) - Police swarmed a Buena Park neighborhood today in search of a possibly armed suspect who fled following a short pursuit.

A Buena Park neighborhood is on lockdown this afternoon after a police chase ended with the suspect bailing out of the vehicle.

Just after 2 p.m., police attempted to pull over a vehicle at Seventh Street and Marshall Avenue, said Buena Park police Sgt. Mike Lovchik. The pursuit lasted for just a block or two before the suspect "bailed" in the 6100 block of Marshall, Lovchik said.

Police set up a perimeter between Commonwealth Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, from Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue. Northbound Beach was closed at Commonwealth until further notice.

The suspect may have been carrying a rifle, Lovchik said. Residents in the area were urged to stay inside with their doors and windows locked.

The suspect was described as a man in his 20s who was wearing black clothes, Lovchik said.

It was not immediately clear why police attempted to pull the suspect over.

This story is developing.

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