One person is in custody after Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to reports of an active shooter situation near Netflix’s Hollywood headquarters.
The streaming giant’s offices went under lockdown around 4pm local time, following reports of an active shooter at the nearby Sunset Bronson Studios lot.
Television station KTLA reports dozens of LAPD officers attended the scene near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue, after receiving “second hand” information about an individual with a “deadly weapon”.
The Los Angeles Times reports a former Netflix employee had called a current employee, telling them they were carrying a gun.
LAPD officer Tony Im said the suspect did not have a gun at the time of their arrest.
No injuries have been reported.
In a statement obtained by the Deadline, a Netflix spokesperson said “Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate danger or threat to our employees.”
Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, the outlet reports Netflix employees were evacuated from their offices.
KTLA, which is based in the vicinity, reports their own staff were advised to move away from windows as a precautionary measure.
More to come.