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High-speed pursuit on L.A. freeways; suspect may be armed

A driver suspected of making criminal threats in the Boyle Heights area was traveling in a maroon Nissan Altima at speeds in excess of 100 mph on several Los Angeles freeways with authorities in pursuit.

The suspect started on the 10 Freeway, and made his way to the 101 Freeway and the northbound 110 Freeway. He eventually drove onto northbound Interstate 5 near downtown with Los Angeles police and California Highway Patrol cars in pursuit.

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The suspect, police said, is known to carry weapons; the chase began around 10:15 a.m. in the Boyle Heights area, said Cmdr. Andrew Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department.

At least one suspect was inside the vehicle with tinted windows.

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