Police Standoff Forces Evacuation of Federal Building
The suspect made an unspecified threat against the White House, according to a law enforcement source
WESTWOOD -- The Westwood Federal Building is being evacuated after a pursuit suspect led officers on a freeway chase and then sparked a standoff in the building's parking lot.
Officials say the chase began in Westchester shortly before 10 a.m. Initially, there were two suspects inside the vehicle, both of whom were apparently wanted on various warrants.
They're also wanted for questioning as part of a federal inquiry. According to KTLA partner The Los Angeles Times, a law enforcement source says the suspect made an unspecified threat against the White House.
Shortly after the chase began, one of the suspects jumped out of the red Volkswagen Beetle near the intersection of the 405 Freeway and Howard Hughes Parkway.