From the website ChannelNewsAsia:
LOS ANGELES: Several people were being held hostage in a Los Angeles-area restaurant late on Thursday after a suspected carjacker barricaded himself inside the building following a police chase, law enforcement and media reported.
The suspect had holed up inside a barbecue restaurant in the city of Downey, in southeast Los Angeles, police said. A sergeant on duty would not say how many people were being held.
Broadcasters KNBC and KCAl9 said six people were taken hostage.
Video from the scene showed dozens of police cars and officers surrounding the building.
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