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Armed Suspects Hold Hostages at a Burlington Coat Factory

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It's been a tense situation at the Burlington Coat Factory in Inglewood this morning, as three suspects have been barricaded in the store with hostages. At least one of the suspects is believed to be armed, according to City News Service.

"An employee called police about 7:20 a.m. at the store on Crenshaw Boulevard and Imperial Highway, police said," reports NBC Los Angeles.

There has been some lack of clarity regarding who was inside the building. According to a live broadcast on KTLA, there is an estimated 12-14 people who are in the store, and they are thought to be a mix of employees and janitorial staff. There were no customers inside the store.

Currently Inglewood police personnel have been removing the individuals from the store one by one. It's possible those being removed are not the suspects, however the authorities appear to be putting each person exiting in cuffs with the intent to, as on-air broadcasters have suggested, "sort is out later." The suspects are expected to be removed last.