The man with an assault weapon who led police on a freeway pursuit before running into a North Hollywood neighborhood was being chased because of threats he allegedly made against his ex-girlfriend, police said.
The suspect's name was not released, but police said he is 40 and was suspected of making what police described as "terrorist threats" against his former girlfriend in recent days.
Police responded to the woman's home Monday in El Sereno after he was spotted sitting outside. There was a warrant out for his arrest for the threats. Police were attempting to detain him when he drove off, beginning the pursuit.
He was seen walking through backyards, then standing on the roof of a home. Law enforcement sources said police believe he's now inside or just outside one of the homes. They don't believe anyone was inside that home.