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.
Unconfirmed reports indicate 14 hostages have been rescued and no arrests have been made.

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