ECHO PARK — Police have sealed off a section of Echo Park tonight as they search for a stolen vehicle suspect who had been pursued by officers, according to LAPD spokesman Tony Im.
Im had no further details but residents have reported that police helicopters have been hovering over the area near Echo Park Avenue and Effie Street as the search continues.
Update @ 9:24 p.m.: The search has been called off after no suspects were found, said Sgt. Ricardo Acosta with the LAPD Rampart Division.
Update @ 8:26 p.m.: A resident reports that police helicopter has flown out of the area but the LAPD Rampart Division, which is handling the incident, said the search remains ongoing.
Update @ 7:58 pm: A resident reports that police dogs are searching the area along Alvarado between Aaron and Duane.
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