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Florida SWAT Unit Clears Hostages From T.J. Maxx After Standoff

November 18, 2009  | 

Officers with the Venice (Fla.) Police Department searched for the two armed robbers who held hostages in a T.J. Maxx discount store on Wednesday after a three-hour standoff, Fox News reports.

SWAT members helped hostages leave the store and were seen using a blanket to drag out a women who had been injured when one of the gunmen pushed her to the ground.

There were six hostages in the store, and it remained unclear how the gunmen were able to flee the scene.

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