One stabbed, another sexually assaulted in Nordstrom Rack robbery

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Two burglars took 14 people hostage overnight at a Nordstrom Rack store in Los Angeles, stabbing one hostage in the neck and sexually assaulting another.

LAPD spokesman Christopher No said police were notified at 11 p.m. that the robbery was taking place.

At about 3:30 a.m. a SWAT team freed the hostages, according to the L.A. Times, but the suspects had somehow escaped the premises.

The hostage who was stabbed has been treated and released, No said. Police are now investigating a white SUV in Culver City, which they believe may have been the getaway vehicle, and are still looking for the two suspects.