A man from the Inland Empire is reported to have kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint from Redondo Beach Thursday. He is now barricaded in a Super 8 Motel in Torrance. The hostage has been released but there is now a tense standoff with police and shots ( by suspect) have been fired. A local preschool, Golden Kids, has gone on lockdown and the immediate area (Sepulveda Blvd) is closed and being evacuated. Pls, pls, can someone post a link to this story? Just google 'Torrance' and they will all come up. My stupid ipad just won't let me link the stories, but it's all over the news. I know the name of the suspect, but haven't stated it because I can't post the link. Will keep trying.