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Former Netflix employee issues threat, forces lockdown of studios

Posted: 4:59 PM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 23:03:17-05

Los Angeles Police have given an all clear after Netflix's studio was under lockdown on Thursday after a former employee said that he was armed and ready to take action, KTLA-TV reported.

According to KTLA-TV, LAPD received a report of an armed person on premises. KTLA and Netflix employees were told to stay away from windows, and not allowed to enter. KTLA reported that several dozen officers were on site responding to the threat.

Netflix said in a statement to KTLA 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.”

KTLA reported that the suspect was taken into custody.