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Lockdown is lifted at Netflix and KTLA studios; former employee is in custody

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KTLA and Netflix are on lockdown
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A lockdown at KTLA studios and Netflix was lifted Thursday afternoon after police detained a former Netflix employee who called a current worker and said that he had a gun, authorities said.

Police responded to the 5800 block of Sunset Boulevard shortly before 4 p.m. after they received the “second hand” report of the person with a gun, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said.

The suspect was located and taken into custody somewhere off-site, Im said. He did not have a gun.

Live television footage showed police swarming the area around Sunset Bronson Studios, near Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue, as people filed out.

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Station management at KTLA were advising employees to “move to interior spaces” and away from windows, the station reported.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @AleneTchek

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