Los Angeles police (LAPD) have chased a ‘terror suspect’ armed with an assault rifle into a house

LA Swat chase terror suspectBREAKING: Los Angeles police have fired gas grenades into a North Hollywood house to flush out what they call a “terrorist suspect”.

(SOURCE)   The gunman fled to the backyard where he lay on the ground in a surrender pose, as directed by armed police from nearby rooftops.

A group of eight SWAT officers then rushed the man, cuffing and restraining him.

Footage showed LAPD armed police firing what may have been gas or stun grenades into the house where the suspect, armed with an assault rifle, had barricaded himself in after a dramatic car chase through Los Angeles.

Police say the pursuit suspect had pointed a weapon at officers during a car chase. He was wanted for making terrorist threats.

A special weapons unit (SWAT team) has deployed at the scene.

The suspect, reportedly aged 40, barricaded himself in the house after the high-speed pursuit through the city.

The house, part of a residential neighbourhood along Hartsook Street, just south of Magnolia Boulevard, was believed to have been empty at the time.

Terror suspect in LA backyardLAPD officials said shot have not been fired, though the gunman had pointed his weapon at police.

“He’s armed with a rifle and on several occasions during the vehicle pursuit he pointed that rifle at our officers,’’ Smith said. “Right now this individual is wanted for, among other things, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

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