Pursuit Leads to Manhunt in Pala

Deputies are searching for a suspect involved in a California Highway Patrol pursuit through Pala Friday night.

At 8:10 p.m., the chase started when a vehicle ran through a red light barricade, according to the CHP. Officers began following the suspects as they raced from Pala Mission Road onto the westbound Highway 76.

The CHP stayed close behind as the vehicle flipped around, heading eastbound on the highway and eventually crashing.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody, but three other people bailed out and took off.

When CHP officers were unable to turn up anything, they called in the San Diego County Sheriff’s helicopter. The crew detected heat sources hiding nearby, so deputies let their K-9s loose. The dogs caught and bit two of the suspects — a man and a woman.

A third person is still at large.

It's unclear why a red light barricade was set up and who was managing it.

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