KTLA and Netflix were put on lockdown Thursday after LAPD received a report of a person with a “deadly weapon” on a Hollywood studio lot, PIX11 sister station KTLA reports.
That person was taken into custody around 8 p.m. EST, according to KTLA, but was never actually on the lot. A Netflix employee who’d recently been fired allegedly called in a threat to a former coworker. He said he had a gun and was on the lot and “ready to take action,” prompting the lockdown, police told KTLA.
Police did not find any gun when they took the man into custody.
“On lockdown inside KTLA studios. Reports of a man with a deadly weapon. Choppers and police everywhere,” KTLA reporter Kimberly Cheng tweeted.
At least a dozen police officers could be seen outside the studio.
KTLA station management informed employees to “move to interior spaces” and away from windows as a “precautionary measure,” KTLA reported.
In a statement, Netflix said: “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.”