A suspected car thief who led police on a wild chase died Wednesday after falling off a shipping crane at the Port of Los Angeles, ending an hours-long standoff with police, officials said.
About 9:20 p.m., the man plunged roughly 150 feet onto a docked freighter, where he was pronounced dead, said Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles. It was unclear whether he jumped or fell by accident.
In a statement, the Port of Los Angeles said it has launched a full investigation “into all the circumstances regarding Wednesday evening’s incident, including the security breach at the container terminal,” in an effort to make improvements.
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