UPDATE: California fugitive in custody following chase through North Las Vegas, facing local charges

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NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Major Violator detectives were attempting to take a wanted fugitive from another jurisdiction into custody near Beige Bluff Street in the northeast Las Vegas Valley on Friday. The suspect is now in custody.

UPDATE: According to police, the suspect was wanted out of California. Authorities there reached out to Metro and told them the suspect was in the Las Vegas area.

Metro attempted to make contact with the suspect and the suspect then fled in a vehicle at a high rate of speed, with a brief chase that went into North Las Vegas.

The suspect was taken into custody near Brazil and Gowan without incident. The suspect was taken to the hospital as a precaution but isn’t believed to have suffered any significant injuries.

The suspect will face local charges as he hit several metro units fleeing.

A media staging area was designated at the corner of Gowan and Civic Center. Please check back with 8 News NOW for updates.

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