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Manhunt Underway for L.A. Nordstrom Hostage Takers

January 11, 2013  | 

On Friday, Los Angeles Police officers continued searching for two suspects who held hostage 14 employees at a Nordstrom Rack employees beginning Thursday evening.

The LAPD's SWAT team arrived and surrounded the Westchester store after an employee called 911 to report two men had entered the store after it closed. Officers entered the store at 3:30 a.m. and freed 14 employees huddled in a storage room and restroom, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The suspects reportedly sexually assaulted one female employee, stabbed another employee, and pistol-whipped a third hostage, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Tags: LAPD, Hostage Situations, Shopping Malls, Manhunts


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