The Netflix headquarters in Los Angeles was placed on lockdown with LAPD officers “swarming” over the facility after reports were received about a gunman on the premises Thursday afternoon, according to media reports, which described it initially as an “active shooter” situation.
“As of early evening, the lockdown was lifted and employees were advised of no immediate danger or threat,” The Hollywood Reporter noted, adding: “Several posts surfaced on social media claiming that someone had a gun outside the building. According to sources close to the situation, employees were told to stay where they were and stay away from windows. One of the buildings was evacuated, according to sources.”
The report says the LAPD has the suspect in custody. The LAPD said he had a gun but added that no weapon had been recovered.
The lockdown reportedly lasted a few hours. No injuries were reported.
THR quotes a statement provided by Netflix to its employees on the Sunset Bronson lot saying: “We received a tip about a potential law enforcement incident. Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate danger or threat to our employees. Feel free to share this information with your loved ones.”