SOURCE: NEWSREELTV.COM / ASSOCIATED PRESS CLIENTS ONLY
Location/Date: Los Angeles / January 11, 2013
1. SOUNDBITE: LT. ANDY NIEMAN / LAPD MEDIA RELATIONS
'we do have some additional information. Our SWAT team did make entry into the Nordstrom a short while ago. And they have located 14 individuals inside the store. All are in safe custody of the police now and they will be interviewed to determine their status, whether they are employees or shoppers or possibly one of the suspects amongst them. At this time we don't believe any of the suspects are among those individuals, which include 13 females and one male.
2. Wide, freed hostages leaving building with police escort
3. Wide, person in stretcher loaded into ambulence
4. Mid. Person in stretcher loaded into ambulence.
A police spokesman in Los Angeles says SWAT officers have entered a Nordstrom Rack clothing store where at least one woman was believed kept hostage during an armed robbery.
Fourteen people who had been inside the store at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Westchester are safe.
City News Service says the robbery was reported just after 11 p.m. Thursday. The initial call indicated that a female hostage may have been taken, a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station said. No other information was immediately available.
TV news footage from the scene shows SWAT trucks on hand surrounding the outdoor shopping center and movie theater. Movie goers told news outlets they were held in lockdown in the theaters because of the robbery and then evacuated.