Police Pursuit Suspect Tased Near Border

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    Steven Luke
    The suspect was taken into custody around 6 a.m. Friday morning.

    A police chase that started in La Jolla ended near the border early Friday morning, shutting down the port of entry so police could stop the suspect.

    According to the San Diego Police Department, the pursuit began in La Jolla at about 4:40 a.m. on Vista Del Mar. 

    The suspect failed to stop when police attempted to pull him over. He drove all the way to San Ysidro, just a few blocks from the San Ysidro Port of Entry. 

    Officers deployed spike strips and shut down the San Ysidro Border Crossing to keep the driver from passing into Mexico. 

    Police said the suspect was wanted for "casing vehicles" in La Jolla. He was reportedly seen earlier Thursday night doing the same thing. Officers made contact with him when he was seen doing the same thing early Friday morning and he took off. 

    He was taken into custody later Friday morning and is being held at the U.S. Customs Office in San Ysidro. The California Highway Patrol will handle the investigation. 

    Check back here for more information.