Pursuit turns into standoff with possible armed suspect in Newport Beach

Orange County Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of a possibly armed suspect in Orange County Wednesday afternoon.

The chase began at about 3 p.m. in downtown Laguna Beach after authorities attempted to pull the driver over.

Laguna Beach police say the suspect was wanted for a no-bail warrant for his arrest and has an extensive criminal history including fraud and assault with a deadly weapon.

The suspect was reportedly in communication with police and made statements to them that he was armed.

The chase exited onto a parking lot in the area of San Nicolas Drive and Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach shortly after 4 p.m. where the pursuit ended in a standoff with law enforcement.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, gave up just before 5 p.m. and was taken into custody. It's unclear if the suspect was actually armed.

No further details were immediately known.