Crazy Video WATCH: Kidnapping Suspect Uses Boy 'As Human Shield' in Standoff
Update March 2, 8:05 am ET: After going door-to-door in a roughly 12-hour search, the suspect, Thomas Ueno, has been found and taken into custody, according to local reports.
He faces a number of felony charges after more details emerged yesterday that Ueno allegedly violated a restraining order from the female victim.
Read more, via ABC 7.
Update March 1, 4:33 pm ET: The suspect has been named as 35-year-old Thomas Ueno.
Polices say he is believed to be armed, according to local reports.
A tense standoff unfolded in Southern California last night after a man allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and their two young children.
The case initially began as a potential domestic violence report.
Police in the Huntington Park area had asked a neighboring department to look out for the suspect’s car after a restraining order was allegedly violated, according to local media.
It soon escalated to a rampant, hours-long pursuit along the streets and freeways of Orange County.
The chase finally ended when the driver’s SUV battery gave out.
ABC 7 reports:
“For a few hours, the suspect remained in the vehicle with the woman and kids, occasionally stepping out to let the two boys, a 1-year-old and 5-year-old, urinate before getting back into the SUV.”
The man also held the 1-year-old boy “as a human shield” to keep police away, NBC 4 reported.
Hours later, the man fled the scene on foot.
As of Tuesday morning, he was still reportedly on the run.
Watch the dramatic standoff above, via Fox 11.