- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

BAKER, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have captured two people they believe shot at California Highway Patrol officers, prompting a standoff that shut down a Mojave Desert freeway for hours.

The CHP says a man and woman were found at daybreak Saturday in an abandoned vehicle near Interstate 15 after authorities answered a report of trespassers on the property.

Officer Adam Carmichall says the couple surrendered peacefully but six guns were found in the car.

The highway between Southern California and Las Vegas was closed Friday morning when two CHP officers tried to stop a speeding car. Authorities say the driver shot at them before the car stopped on a median.

It was surrounded for hours but later found to be empty.

After an unsuccessful search, the CHP reopened the interstate Friday afternoon.


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