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Manhunt underway for armed man who led LA deputies on chase in RV

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LOS ANGELES -

Deputies in California are searching for an armed man who led them on a chase from Hollywood to Bakersfield in an RV. Detectives say the man had his two young children in the motor home with him during the chase, but the two children have since been found and are uninjured.

The suspect, who detectives have only described as a 46-year-old white man, is also a registered sex offender out of the state of Oregon who was on parole for a sex offense.

Major Crimes detectives began pursuing the man in the RV at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mid City/Wilshire district area in the city of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Police Department officers assumed command of the pursuit, which was subsequently taken over by the California Highway Patrol when the suspect continued northbound down Interstate 5.

The suspect's two children, ages three and 11 months, have been found and are safe according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. But the driver had not been located as of Tuesday night.

Additional information was not immediately available. As we learn more we will update this story.

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