Police searching for stolen vehicle suspect in Echo Park area [updated]

Police have sealed off some streets in Angeleno Heights next to Echo Park tonight as they search for a stolen vehicle suspect, according an LAPD spokesman.

The search began after the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that began in the LAPD Central Division, which includes Downtown, ended on or near Bellevue Avenue, said an LAPD spokesman.

He had no further information about the incident.

A helicopter has been hovering the area since about 9 pm as officers conduct their search.

Update on Wednesday, Aug. 1: The watch commander at the LAPD Rampart Division said one suspect was caught and apprehended but had no further details.

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