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Police Pursuit Ends Without Incident at San Fernando Valley In-N-Out Parking Lot

The kidnapping suspect was taken into custody on Friday evening.

Screenshot of police standoff at Panorama City In-N-Out
Screenshot of police standoff at Panorama City In-N-Out
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

A potentially dangerous situation ended without any violence or injuries at the Panorama City In-N-Out at around 11 p.m. on Friday evening, according to KTLA. A suspected kidnapper was directed into the parking lot of the In-N-Out and then forced to surrender. It was unclear whether or not the male suspect had the victim in the vehicle as well. According to CBS, the police pursuit was not as wild as others that have occurred around town, with the white vehicle often obeying traffic laws and lights.

Once inside the In-N-Out parking lot, officers pulled out guns and proceeded to use beanbag rifles to blow out the suspect's vehicles windows. Apparently bystanders were taking out their phones and snapping photos of the standoff. The In-N-Out here is located in Panorama City along the intersection of Blythe Street and Van Nuys Blvd. Here's a video of the incident below, via KTLA: