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Arson suspect in standoff with sheriff’s deputies after chase ends on residential street in Paramount

Paramount, Calif. (KABC)-Arson suspects were involved in a dramatic confrontation with a sheriff’s agent Thursday morning after high-speed pursuits in a residential area in Paramount were completed, officials said.

Tracking began shortly before 8am in Compton and later stopped at San Jose Avenue and Somerset Boulevard. There, several patrol vehicles were placed behind the suspect’s car.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said the man may have tried to light his home after receiving the eviction notice.

Smoke was seen emanating from the vehicle after the agent fired an apparently non-fatal bullet. At least one of the car windows shattered and glass was scattered in the streets.

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About 30 minutes after the standoffs, I saw a small flame inside the car. The agent approached the passenger seat, deployed a fire extinguisher, sprayed a large cloud of delay agent, and then retreated.

The suspect, who had been wanted on suspicion of wielding a weapon, stayed in the car but moved to the back seat.

Authorities then summoned three armored vehicles to the scene surrounding the driver’s two-door vehicle as the stalemate continued.

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