REVEALED: ‘Active shooter’ at Netflix HQ was an angry former employee who claimed to be on the premises with a gun – but was actually at his home the whole time the studio was in lockdown before his arrest
- Director and writer David Hayter tweeted: ‘Currently locked down in our offices at due to an active shooter’ after LAPD received a report of a person with a gun
- Officers pictured with guns drawn outside the offices of the streaming giant
- Employees at Sunset Bronson Studios were evacuated from the site
- Former employee arrested and found to not be armed nor at the studios
- He had called in and threatened to ‘take action’ against Netflix after being fired
Netflix‘s Hollywood offices were put on lockdown yesterday, after a disgruntled former employee threatened to ‘take action’, saying he had a gun and was on the premises.
Employees at the Sunset Bronson Studios were evacuated from the site as pictures online showed officers with guns drawn outside the offices of the streaming giant.
The suspect, who was arrested yesterday, was later found to neither have been armed nor at the studios, Los Angeles Police Department said.
The man had recently been fired, local news reports, and was later released without charge.
Pictures online show officers with their guns drawn outside the offices of the streaming giant
Director and writer David Hayter tweeted: ‘Currently locked down in our offices at due to an active shooter.’
Hayter later added: ‘Dearest Tweeps, The lockdown has been lifted. My fellow writers and I have left the lot safely. We are now recovering in typical writers’ fashion. Love you all.’
KTLA5 was also placed on lockdown. They reported seeing dozens of officers at the Netflix building at the entrance of the lot on Van Ness Avenue.
Police responded after a member of the public said they received a call from a former Netflix employee saying he was armed and ‘ready to take action’, according to reports.
Writer David Hayter tweeted: ‘Currently locked down in our offices at due to an active shooter
Netflix’s Hollywood offices, pictured, were put lockdown amid reports of active shooter
Employees at Sunset Bronson Studios were evacuated from the site and the lockdown lifted
Eyewitnesses say four helicopters were at the scene and police stopped traffic on Sunset Blvd. Workers were told to ‘move to interior spaces’ away from windows.
A Netflix spokesman told DailyMail.com: ‘We received a tip about a potential law enforcement incident at our LA office.
‘Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate danger or threat to our employees.’
They later added: ‘We’ve now received an all clear from the LAPD. There was never an individual with a firearm on the property.’