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UPDATE: I-15 standoff suspects captured in California

Posted at 7:06 AM, Jan 06, 2017

UPDATE ON JAN 7: The two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting against two California Highway Patrolmen were taken into custody.

Around 11:15 p.m. Friday, the Barstow Dispatch Center received a trespassing call on a property east of Interstate 15 near Cima Road. The description of the trespassers matched the description of the suspects involved in an earlier shooting against two CHP officers. Numerous CHP officers and SWAT personnel responded to the scene.

A man and a woman were located on the property in an abandoned vehicle, along with six firearms. They surrendered without incident and were taken into custody.

UPDATE AT 3 PM:  According to the Associated Press, police say they've called off a search for the suspect.

California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Carmichall says Friday afternoon that "all leads have gone cold" in the search for the suspect near the California-Nevada border.

UPDATE AT 1:19 PM: The freeway is back open in both directions. There is no information on if the suspect was captured.

UPDATE AT 10:48 AM:  California Highway Patrol is opening I-15 Southbound. Northbound will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE at 9:30 AM: The vehicle has been cleared, according to California Highway Patrol. They are currently looking for whomever was inside the vehicle. They do not know how many people at this time. They are conducting a search of the area.

UPDATE AT 9:20 AM: Interstate still closed in both directions.

UPDATE AT 8 AM: CHP says they are not sure if the person or persons are still in the vehicle. The interstate is still closed.



UPDATE AT 7:35 AM: The interstate is still closed in both directions. According to California Highway Patrol, they attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling northbound on I-15 just north of Baker. The vehicle refused to stop and a chase began. Someone in the vehicle then shot at CHP. The vehicle eventually became disabled in the media near Halloran Summit Road. At this time, the person or persons inside the vehicle are refusing to come out.

CHP is advising motorists who choose to take an alternate route to make sure they have plenty of fuel and water and stay on paved roads.

The incident began at approximately 2:18 a.m. At this time, it is not known how much longer the interstate will be closed.

ORIGINAL STORY: Interstate 15 is currently closed in both directions between Valley Wells and Baker in California.

According to ABC 7 in Los Angeles, the interstate is closed because of a standoff. The incident began around 3 a.m.

The situation has been going on for at least a couple of hours.

This is developing story. Check back for updates.