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Hours-long standoff with armed kidnapping suspect in Commerce continues

Authorities were engaged in a lengthy standoff with a reportedly armed suspect in Commerce Monday morning. 

They were first called to the scene at around 11:30 p.m. the night prior, after reports of a man armed with a gun inside of the Travel Lodge Motel located on Telegraph Road near Slauson Avenue. 

When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived, an hours-long standoff began as they surrounded the motel. 

At around 6:30 a.m., deputies detailed that the suspect had two hostages – both female adults. 

It was not immediately clear if other occupants of the motel were forced to evacuate from the area. 

No injuries have yet been reported. 

This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

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