Friday, January 11, 2013

Moviegoers live-tweet hostage situation at Los Angeles mall Via Twitchy

The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Westchester, Los Angeles is on lockdown today as police respond to reports of a late-night armed robbery and hostage situation at Nordstrom Rack. A SWAT team is on the scene and people at a nearby Rave Cinemas are not allowed to leave during the standoff.
Swat team stopped our movie and put the whole mall on lockdown because of a hostage situation at Nordstrom..... @jonnahllamas

There may be 200 people inside the movie theaters.
One Twitter user says he is with the mother of an employee being held hostage at Nordstrom Rack:
Reports from others on the scene:
This moviegoer appears to have made it out of the theater before the lockdown.
Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more information becomes available.
Update:
Unconfirmed reports indicate 14 hostages have been rescued and no arrests have been made.
Update:

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