Netflix HQ Locked Down After Reports Of Man With Gun — LAPD Arrests Suspect!
The Netflix headquarters were briefly placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon, as reports of a man with a gun on the Los Angeles office campus reached the media.
Netflix — which is on the same location at L.A. news station KTLA and a few other media organizations and offices — had their employees shelter in place as police made sweeps outside and within the building.
As you can see (below), chaos took to Twitter as employees, visitors, and others at Netflix HQ and KTLA tweeted live about what was going on, and what they could see:
— Sarah Faubion/Smith (@faubs) February 15, 2019
KTLA, NETFLIX lot on lockdown still. What’s happening outside. pic.twitter.com/2NdBgo4FXD
— Kimberly Cheng (@KimberlyChengTV) February 15, 2019
There is a man with a gun currently in the Netflix building. The entire lot is on lock down. pic.twitter.com/QJhWEjpBRO
— jazz (@jazzywazzzy) February 15, 2019
So in case anyone is interested, I’ve been working at @JudgeJudy for the last week… and there is reports of a man with a gun across the street at @netflix @KTLA @SpecNews1SoCal pic.twitter.com/iKvf55nqef
— Allison Norlian (@AllisonNorlian) February 15, 2019
Netflix lot on Sunset-Bronson is on lockdown right now. It appears that police have contained the situation, but we have been asked to stay in our offices. Looks like ample police and helicopter presence outside. Warrior Nun Writers Room is safe.
— Brenden “T-Bone” Gallagher (@brendengallager) February 15, 2019
Wow — scary.
It’s still somewhat unclear at this moment exactly what the threat was, but later media reports placed a “man with a deadly weapon” as the focus of police investigation at the studio.
But, as the media noted less than an hour after the lockdown was first put in place, a suspect was arrested and LAPD eventually lifted the shelter-in-place order (below):
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 15, 2019
Update on the lockdown at @KTLA and evacuation at @Netflix's Hollywood base of operations: LAPD tells CNN that the suspect has been taken into custody. No indication of any violent incident or any injuries.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 15, 2019
A suspect arrested, more investigation coming, and nobody injured… thank goodness!
So, so glad police responded to this crisis so quickly and so strongly — and so thankful that a potential tragedy was averted!
[Image via Netflix.]
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