UPDATED: Netflix’s Hollywood campus was evacuated over a report of a person with a deadly weapon on Thursday afternoon.
However, two LAPD spokespeople have told Variety that the suspect is currently in custody off-site, and had no weapon. Authorities were called to the scene at about 3:53 p.m. over a man who possibly had a gun.
The evacuation and lockdown have ended.
“We received a tip about a potential law enforcement incident,” Netflix said in a statement. “Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate danger or threat to our employees.”
— Allison (Norlian) Collins-Smith (@Allison2Names) February 15, 2019
Social media reports started to emerged on Thursday afternoon that Sunset Bronson Studios, which also houses KTLA, was on lockdown over a possible active shooter. “Netflix’s LA campus is on lockdown for a possible shooter,” wrote Jenna Marotta, Netflix’s manager of communications, film publicity, on Twitter at about 5:00 p.m. Thursday. “Helicopters overhead, police everywhere here. Roads closed. Employees were evacuated from one building to another. Just overheard one co-worker calling his grandma to allay her fears. Another scary day in America.”
Marotta later added that employees were able to leave the area on foot, but the parking garage and one building were still closed.
“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern was also in the building at the time.
Apparently suspect apprehended, and we are being allowed to leave building. Netflix staff, internal security and first responders have been superb.
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) February 15, 2019