UPDATE: One arrested, one escapes after car chase ends with crash in Washington area

A driver fleeing from police crashed in Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood Wednesday evening, prompting an hours-long search through the area, according to authorities.

Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division officers were pursuing a felony narcotics suspect when the driver headed into Long Beach around 6:30 p.m., according to the LAPD.

The car chase came to an end when the driver crashed into a parked vehicle near Locust Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli said.

One person was quickly arrested, but another person in the car fled on foot, according to police. LAPD officers called in help from Long Beach police who surrounded the area to try to contain the suspect.

Police called in a K9 and held the perimeter for several hours, but the suspect who fled on foot was able to escape, Lomeli said.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with more information from the LAPD.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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