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Sex-assault suspect who barricaded himself inside Paramount Pictures lot is arrested

Police cars with lights on behind crime scene tape
Scene outside the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, where a man who was being pursued in connection with a sexual assault case became “uncooperative” and barricaded himself.
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A man who was being pursued in connection with a sexual assault case became “uncooperative” and barricaded himself inside a building on the Paramount Pictures lot Sunday night, police officials said.

The man was under surveillance by Fullerton police investigators, who tried to arrest him in Los Angeles, said Fullerton Police Cpl. Billy Phu. At some point during the interaction, which started around 10 p.m., the man entered a building inside Paramount Pictures.

Fullerton police called on the Los Angeles Police Department for assistance. Officer C. Nguyen of the LAPD Hollywood Division said the man was reportedly carrying a knife.

The LAPD said early Monday that one of its officers was involved in a shooting during the operation outside the studio’s Melrose Avenue gate.

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The department said officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect to surrender. Officers entered the building about 12:15 a.m. and arrested the man, who “was bleeding from wounds he sustained during the incident,” the LAPD said. The man was taken to a local hospital.

No officers were injured, police said.

Times staff writer Henry Chu contributed to this report.


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