One person is in custody after reports of a person with a "deadly weapon" prompted a lockdown of KTLA and Netflix on a Hollywood studio lot Thursday.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said the department received second hand information about a person who was armed. Later, Im told that the person who was taken into custody was never on the lot, but someone had gotten a call from the suspect, saying that he was armed and "ready to take action". The person who received the call alert authorities and LAPD officers responded
I was not sure where the suspect was detained, but said the police did "followup" several blocks away in the 5600 block of Franklin Avenue. He was not identified.
Video from Sky5 showed several patrol cars outside the residence at Franklin at North Gramercy Place.
At around 5:35 pm, LAPD informed KTLA that the lockdown was lifted.
In a statement, Netflix said the officials 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 threat or threat to our employees. "
Employees at Sunset Bronson Studios, which is located near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue, were not allowed to leave the area after the reported incident.
At least a dozen LAPD officers could be seen at the entrance to the lot on Van Ness Avenue, near the Netflix building during the investigation.
Station management at KTLA was informing employees to "move to interior spaces" and away from windows as a "precautionary measure."
People were being led out of the Netflix's cue building In the middle of the aerial video from Sky5 shown.
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KTLA's Matt Phillips and Nidia Becerra contributed to this story.