Interstate 15 in both directions has reopened near Baker, California, after the area was searched for at least one person who fired shots at California Highway Patrol troopers.
The southbound lanes reopened about 10:40 a.m., and the northbound lanes reopened about 1:15 p.m., according to the Regional Transportation Commission.
Highway Patrol troopers attempted to stop a vehicle speeding on I-15 north of Baker about 2:20 a.m. Friday, trooper Adam Carmichall said.
He said troopers and the speeding vehicle engaged in a brief pursuit, and someone in the vehicle fired shots at pursuing officers.
The vehicle became disabled at the median near Halloran Summit Road, according to the Highway Patrol, which originally reported that the people inside the vehicle had not complied with officer requests.
Officials determined that the vehicle was unoccupied about 9 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol were conducting a search in the area, Carmichall said.
“All leads have gone cold and the search has been called off,” Carmichall said in an email at about 4:30 p.m.
It is unknown how many people are at large or how long the vehicle was unoccupied.
#TrafficAlert I15 closed NB/SB in Baker, Ca due to CHP police activity. Avoid the area, use alternate routes, no estimate when will reopen
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) January 6, 2017
Review-Journal writer Jessica Terrones contributed to this report. Contact Lawren Linehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.