Police Arrest 3 Men In Department Store Standoff

LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2013)—Los Angeles police have arrested three men suspected of storming into a department store, taking 14 employees hostage and attacking two of the captives.

Sgt. Dennis Beacham told The Associated Press that arrests have been made, but he declined to elaborate, saying an official announcement would be made later Monday.

People familiar with the investigation told the Los Angeles Times one of the three was taken into custody Friday and another was arrested on Saturday.

The Times says investigators had strong evidence linking the men to Thursday's brazen robbery.

Prosecutors will decide this week whether to file charges.

The men were not identified and police did not release details of the arrests.

One employee was stabbed and another was sexually assaulted before the three-hour ordeal ended early Friday at the Nordstorm Rack store in LA.


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