Armed suspect

An armed suspect stands on a roof in the 11600 block of Hartsook Street in North Hollywood after leading police on a high-speed chase on Los Angeles freeways. (June 9, 2014)

[UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: Los Angeles Police officers and SWAT used dogs and tear gas to take a suspect who led police on a high-speed chase across several freeways into custody Monday.

The suspect jumped out of his car around 11:30 a.m. and started running through the neighborhood armed with a rifle, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody, according to media reports. 

He was seen walking through backyards, then standing on the roof of a home. The Los Angeles Police Department was sealing off the area.

The man was suspected of making criminal threats in the Boyle Heights.

The suspect started on the 10 Freeway, and made his way to the 101 Freeway and the northbound 110 Freeway. He eventually drove onto northbound Interstate 5 near downtown with Los Angeles police and California Highway Patrol cars in pursuit.

The suspect, police said, is known to carry weapons; the chase began around 10:15 a.m. in the Boyle Heights area, said Cmdr. Andrew Smith.

The pursuit apparently passed through Burbank, according to ABC.

-- Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

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