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ALHAMBRA, Calif. — A man suspected in a foiled kidnapping led officers on a freeway pursuit through two Southern California counties Tuesday before he was stopped and surrounded by SWAT team members in armored vehicles.
Authorities boxed the stalled van on a freeway east of downtown Los Angeles after a pursuit that began in the Thousand Oaks area of neighboring Ventura County, authorities said.
After nearly 30 minutes, however, the driver had not left the minivan, which was surrounded by armored vehicles.
Traffic on busy Interstate 10 was backed up in both directions for miles.
"We're at a standoff with the suspect," who was believed to still be carrying the handgun, Johnson said.