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Nordstrom Rack hostage
‘scared,’ ‘terrified’ at ordeal,
brother says

Los Angeles Times, by Rosanna Xia

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/11/2013 4:31:32 PM

Worried friends and relatives of Nordstrom Rack hostages gathered at the Los Angeles Police Department´s Pacific station on Friday, waiting for detectives to release their loved ones. The mother and brother of a 19-year-old female hostage – both of whom are also employees at the Westchester store -- tried to reach the woman about 11 p.m. at the end of her shift Thursday night, but got no answer and assumed she was working late. "My sister finally called at 3 and asked if we could go get her at the mall,"


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rightdog, 1/11/2013 5:39:23 PM     (No. 9111494)

Article doesn´t say the hostage taker had a gun. One thing for sure, being that it´s Kalifornia, none of the hostages was packing.

Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/11/2013 5:54:41 PM     (No. 9111518)

Re #1, with all respect, no one here has a clue as to how many Californians are "packing".

It is unlikely, however, that a bunch of sales clerks in an outlet store - even an upscale one - would be "packing" on their person. A bit much in a retail establishment like this.

As for the weapons the hostage-takers used, knife wounds on at least one hostage, pistol-whipping on at least one other, and one was sexually assaulted. Sounds as though most were young women. All were employees. The situation occurred at or just after closing time.

How easy it is to talk macho when someone else was there, actually experiencing the situation. Armchair quarterbacking.




Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/11/2013 7:48:22 PM     (No. 9111659)

As a retired anordstrom manager, I should tell you that having a firearm anywhere near the store was a case for immediate dismissal.

Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 2:38:41 AM     (No. 9112015)

For someone who had not heard of the incident, the article left out exactly what happened in the beginning.

Glad they are safe.

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