Carjacking suspect taken into custody on I-15

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man who stole a passenger van at gunpoint in Menifee in Riverside County was in custody early Friday after leading authorities on a vehicle pursuit that ended in San Diego County.

The carjacking occurred in the 2500 block of Crestpeak Court around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt, said Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz.

A deputy gave chase as the carjacked vehicle went south on the Escondido (215) Freeway to the southbound Temecula Valley (15) Freeway, the newspaper reported.

California Highway Patrol officers took over, and the vehicle, running on at least one flat tire, was stopped without incident on the 15 near Sabre Springs.

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