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110 Freeway southbound closed as LAPD searches for gun, other items tossed during chase [Updated]

July 8, 2011 | 10:47 am

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The southbound Harbor Freeway was closed Friday morning as Los Angeles police looked for evidence -- including a gun -- tossed from the windows of a vehicle officers were pursuing.

[Updated at 11:46 a.m.: The southbound 110 Freeway reopened at 11:23 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Ramirez. The LAPD completed its evidence search, he said.]

CHP's Ramirez said Los Angeles Police officers became aware during the pursuit that the suspect threw potentially vital evidence from the vehicle while driving on the southbound section of the 110 Freeway near USC.

The chase occurred after an assault with a deadly weapon incident in downtown L.A. The suspect was caught, but police need evidence including a gun and other items tossed from the car during the case. The LAPD plans to search the section of the freeway spanning from USC to Carson.

It's unclear when the freeway will reopen.


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