Standoff in LA
Going on right now in Los Angeles, a man who allegedly threatened Barack Obama led police on a wild car chase, ending in a standoff outside the Federal Building in Westwood.
WESTWOOD — A man accused of making threats against the White House led officers on a wild freeway chase that ended in a standoff outside the Federal Building.
The man was wanted on various local warrants, says police Sgt. Kevin Lowe. He is also wanted for questioning by the Secret Service as part of a federal inquiry into threats against the White House, says Lowe.
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the suspect made a threat but would not give details.
Police have not publicly identified him. But the Daily Breeze is reporting that the red Volkswagon Beetle is registered to Joe Moshe, a resident in the 8300 block of Creighton Avenue.
Neighbors who did not want to be identified said Moshe “sounds like he could be dangerous,” but he has never caused any significant trouble for them.
“He’s got issues. He doesn’t take his medication, he doesn’t do that well,” a neighbor told the newspaper.