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Possible Hostage Situation Ends at Acapulco on Sunset Blvd.

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Update: The robbery occurred when an employee was approached by the suspect in a bandana and a gun at the garbage dumpster. He was forced back inside where five other employees were. The problem came when the employees and suspect couldn't speak each other's languages. That's when employees bolted, according to ABC7 11:00 a.m. news. Three ran upstairs and hid in the female bathroom and the other three hid downstairs. It is suspected that the robber fled the scene sometime after this happened.

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Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, LAPD were called to a robbery/possible hostage situation at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant y Cantina at 4444 Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Junction. Police surrounded the area, called SWAT, and eventually access was gained inside the restaurant where three people were found uninjured. According to the LAPD, there is one suspect, but no one was taken into custody when the situation ended around 10:10 a.m.