SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police in the South Bay descended on a East San Jose neighborhood Wednesday afternoon in a reported suspect pursuit that became an apparent standoff before a suspect was taken into custody.
Dozens of units swarmed the intersection of East Hills Drive and South White Road at about 2 p.m with guns drawn.
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The incident started several blocks away when a driver in a black Chevy pickup truck was involved in a traffic collision with a police patrol car. But instead of stopping, he ran. Officers chased, but lost sight of him in the neighborhood.
The driver sped through neighborhood streets, driving on a a rim, until he came to the intersection and then drove into the garage door of a home at 3300 block of East Hills Drive.
After no response from inside the vehicle, officers entered the garage and located the suspect, who tried to flee on foot. But he was easy to spot because he was covered with white paint after paint cans stored in the garage exploded upon impact.
“He was unresponsive to our commands to come out, so we had to go in and get him. He hit some paint cans so he was covered in paint,” explained Lt. Steve Lagorio of SJPD.
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Officers arrived with police K-9 and M-16 rifles drawn across the street from the home. The neighborhood has been…