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SOURCE - NEWSREELTV.COM - RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY

Location - Date: Los Angeles / January 11

1. Wide. Night. Freed hostages walking from store under police escort

2. Wide. Freed hostage in stretcher, being moved into ambulence

3. Wide, Police car outside mall

4. Mid. Heavily armed police officer walking

5. Wide. Heavily armed police officer walking

6. Wide. Police vehicles moving

7. Ambulence moving

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

LOS ANGELES POLICE TELL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE, IN CONNECTION WITH A BRAZEN CLOTHING STORE HOLDUP.

ARMED INDIVIDUALS ENTERED A NORDSTROM RACK DEPARTMENT STORE THURSDAY NIGHT, TAKING 14 PEOPLE, MOSTLY WOMEN, HOSTAGES FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

AUTHORITIES HAVE SAID THAT ONE STORE EMPLOYEE WAS STABBED AND ANOTHER SEXUALLY ASSAULTED DURING THE ORDEAL.

POLICE AND SWAT TEAM MEMBERS STORMED THE STORE EARLY FRIDAY, AND FOUND MOST OF THE HOSTAGES LOCKED IN A STORAGE ROOM.

IT'S UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW MANY SUSPECTS WERE APPREHENED, BUT L-A POLICE SAY AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS PLANNED FOR MONDAY.

TIM MAGUIRE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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