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11/10/04-Los Angeles, CA

Pregnant Woman Taken Hostage At Mexican Consulate

Yesterday morning was a terrifying one at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. It all began when a man walked into the Consulate and took a pregnant employee hostage.

The terrified victim was led out of the building by the gunman who was wearing some kind of protest sign on his chest.

As police approached the two, the gunman backed away with the hostage. Shots were fired and the gunman fell to the ground. The hostage, who did not know the gunman, escaped unharmed.

Now, police and the FBI are investigating how the armed man made it past metal detectors and to the fourth floor of the Consulate. They're also trying to determine his motive.

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