Netflix's Los Angeles office went into lockdown after person connected with the company said he had a gun

Google MapsA view of the Netflix office in Hollywood, California.
  • Netflix’s Los Angeles offices and a nearby television studio were put on lockdown Thursday.
  • The move was in response to a person connected to Netflix claiming to have a gun, police said.
  • The person was later detained off-site and didn’t appear to have a weapon.

Netflix’s office building in Los Angeles and a nearby local television station went into lockdown Thursday afternoon after a person connected Netflix said he had a gun.

Some Netflix employees were reportedly evacuated from their building, while some employees of television station KTLA were reportedly told to “move to interior spaces.” The Los Angeles police later arrested the person who started the incident and found “no indication” he actually had a weapon, Tony Im, a public information officer for the police department, said.

Netflix’s office building and KTLA’s studios are both on the lot of Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood.

The incident started when a former Netflix employee called a current one and said he had a gun, the Los Angeles Times reported. LAPD received a call about the alleged armed person at 3:53 p.m., Im said. Police took the person into custody off-site, he said.

Im said the person was connected with Netflix, but didn’t know if he was a current or former employee. Im declined to release the suspect’s name.

Netflix has received an “all clear” from police, company spokeswoman Sarah Jones said late Thursday.

“There was never an individual with a firearm on the property,” she said.

Jones declined to confirm any connection between the person who started the incident and the company.

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