Police cornered a man who ditched a stolen car when officers tried to pull him over in East Long Beach Sunday morning, according to the department.
Officers originally were called about the stolen vehicle around 8:10 a.m. near Termino Avenue and 11th Street, LBPD spokesman Brandon Fahey said.
The suspect ended up ditching the stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot, prompting police to set up a perimeter and call in a police helicopter while they searched for him near the Rose Park neighborhood.
Officers found him on Redondo Avenue near Eighth Street, but he refused to comply, so they used a K9 to take him into custody, Fahey said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital to treat minor injuries from the K9 bite, and he will be booked into the Long Beach Jail once doctors determine he’s OK, Fahey said.
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