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LAPD Search at Huntington Hotel Fails to Produce Assault Suspect

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, at 01:01AM
Huntington Search Eric Richardson [Flickr]

LAPD officers congregate on Main street between 7th and 8th before moving south toward the Huntington Hotel.

(Updated 11am) The search for an assault suspect near the Huntington Hotel late Monday night involved more than a dozen LAPD units, including at least three K9 units and a helicopter.

Just after midnight, the suspect used bodily force to take $100 from a victim at 7th and Main. The suspect fled down Main into the Huntington and managed to elude a lengthy search.

LAPD air support circled the intersection of 8th and Main for more than an hour as officers encircled the area and prepared to enter in search of their suspect.

Main and 8th streets were both closed while the search took place.

Captain Blake Chow said this morning that one suspect was detained, but that a field show up failed to ID him as the assailant. The department's investigation continues.

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