Gunmen Escape After a Terrifying, 'Ugly' Hostage Situation at Los Angeles Mall (UPDATE: Stabbing, Sexual Assault Confirmed)

Max Read · 01/11/13 08:08AM

Two gunmen who took 14 hostages at a Los Angeles mall last night have apparently escaped after an overnight standoff that involved the LAPD SWAT team locking down the mall and holding around 200 moviegoers in theaters until nearly 3 a.m. All 14 employees who were trapped in the Nordstrom Rack where the hostage situation unfolded have been found safe; KTLA reports that the LAPD is saying the suspects are still at large.