Man who allegedly threatened to drive off side of mountain in Angeles National Forest arrested

A man who authorities say attempted to kill himself and his estranged girlfriend by driving them off the side of a mountain was taken into custody Sunday after he crashed his vehicle into a guardrail, fled the scene and then barricaded himself in a home near Santa Anita Dam.

The suspect, Patrick Anthony Gonzalez, 21, of Los Angeles, left the scene of the incident at Chantry Flats late Saturday and ran off into the Angeles National Forest, according to Lt. Mike Castro of the Arcadia Police Department.

His female passenger was not injured, Castro said, but Gonzalez was.

As authorities searched for him, they received a 911 call from residents of a home near Santa Anita Dam who reported an intruder, Castro said.

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-- Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times

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