Police are searching for a burglary suspect in the 1400 block of Portia Street in Echo Park. A police officer with the Northeast Division said he had no further information about the search that was underway shortly before 1 a.m. However, police in an LAPD helicopter hovering overhead were heard ordering someone to come out with their hands hands up.
* Update @ 8:24 a.m.: The suspect told officers he was being chased and ran into a house for protection, said Sgt. Vince Perez with the Northeast Division. “That was not the case, so he was arrested. He’s now in custody.”