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Jan 11, 2013 2:29 PM by The Associated Press

Robbers assault some hostages at Los Angeles store

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police are seeking at least two men who held 14 workers hostage at a clothing store near Los Angeles International Airport.

One employee was stabbed and another was sexually assaulted before the hours-long hostage drama ended early Friday with a police SWAT team surging into the shop.

Police are also trying to determine whether a vehicle found abandoned in neighboring Culver City was the getaway vehicle.

The ordeal at the Nordstrom Rack store began at about 11 p.m. when a man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend had called and said there were gunmen in the store.

One hostage was treated and released at the scene for a non-life threatening stab wound.

Another employee had been sexually assaulted, although police declined to provide details.

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