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

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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Update:

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.

  • Radio Relay

    the cops don’t want you in the crossfire, but they’ll shoot you, if you try to leave … sweet irony

  • Hiraghm

    I would sue the shit out of Rave cinemas and try to have them charged with kidnapping. They do NOT have the authority to detain me, even on their property, when I have committed no crime. Maybe try suing the cops for false arrest, while I’m at it…

    • Catchance

      Wait. So, there’s a hostage situation in Nordstrom’s and all you can think about is being stuck in the theater? #AllAboutMe

    • mickeyco

      That is one stupid comment.