Video: CHP halts traffic in I-805 'hot stop'

Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 20:56:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One person was taken into custody after officers forced a brief shutdown of Interstate 805 Tuesday.

California Highway Patrol officers stopped traffic on southbound Interstate 805, just north of Adams Avenue, at about 2 p.m. to serve an outstanding warrant out of Orange County.

Video shot from along I-805 shows five CHP vehicles and officers with their guns drawn behind the vehicle as they conducted the "hot stop," as a long line of traffic builds behind the activity.

An officer is heard repeating over a loudspeaker, "backstep to your right, back step to your right. Walk backward slowly," as three people exit the vehicle one at a time.

Officers then moved in on the vehicle - one of those officers immediately grabbing and child and rushing them off the interstate.

CHP said several people were inside the vehicle during the stop, including the small child.

The suspect of the outstanding warrant was taken into custody and no one was injured during the stop, according to CHP.