An armed carjack suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase from Pico Rivera to Downey ended up barricading himself inside iconic L.A. BBQ restaurant Chris & Pitts.

After police performed a pit maneuver, the suspect bailed from the vehicle, gun blazing, eventually entering the restaurant and taking hostages.

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SWAT utilized a “flash bang” weapon, and then stormed the building. Shortly after, police could be seen milling about as a medical team entered.

This is a developing story.

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