Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody
Alarming reports popped up on Twitter late Thursday of an incident involving an armed individual at Netflix’s Hollywood office on Sunset Blvd. TechCrunch has confirmed with the Los Angeles Police Department that a call reporting a man with a gun first came in at 3:53 Pacific Time. According to the LAPD, there were no shots fired, no reports of injuries and the suspect in question has been taken into custody. Though some reports on social media appeared to contradict those details, the LAPD again confirmed that there is only one suspect and that suspect is in custody. As of 5:12 Pacific Time, Netflix employees reported being allowed to leave on foot, though some areas remained closed as a precaution.
Netflix first moved into the historic Hollywood Sunset Bronson studio site in 2015 and expanded its lease on the space in 2017. The company shares the location with local news outlet KTLA.
#BREAKING: KTLA and Netflix are on lockdown after LAPD received a report of a person with a “deadly weapon” on the lothttps://t.co/OW1j4qfjos
— KTLA (@KTLA) February 15, 2019
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