REDDING, Calif. -

A man who took authorities on a wild chase through southwest Redding is on the loose.

The chase began at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday when a suspect ran after abandoning his vehicle in the area of Melody Lane and Scenic Way, just off Riviera Drive.

A Redding police K-9 and a California Highway Patrol helicopter are combing through the area.

We'll be sure to update you as soon as we learn any new information.