A Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles is reportedly the center of a current hostage situation, per multiple reports. “We can confirm that there is an active barricaded suspect within a #TraderJoes in #Silverlake. An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available. Please continue to stay clear of the area,” Los Angeles police tweeted.
An armed man barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Los Angeles, possibly with hostages, prompting a massive police response Saturday afternoon.
Events began with a shooting in the 1600 block of 32nd Street around 1:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) in which an elderly woman and a young woman were victims, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN.
The suspect fled in a 2015 Toyota Camry and during a police pursuit, the suspect fired multiple rounds at officers, Lopez said. None of the officers was injured.
“We are on standby and prepared to support but no confirmation how many patients may be inside,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
One patient is confirmed to have been transported to the hospital in fair condition after the car accident.
This is a developing situation. More information will be added to the story as it becomes available.