Moviegoers live-tweet hostage situation at Los Angeles mall

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

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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.

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The theater lockdown is still in effect:

The latest details on the incident:

People at the theater are being released.

The latest on injuries: One hostage was reportedly stabbed and another was sexually assaulted.

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