While stations in Florida were covering the 1 year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, across the country KTLA was on lockdown after the report of an “active shooter.”
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KTLA staff were told by police to move to interior ares of the building and no one should leave.
Reports came in that a Netflix employee who had been recently fired called in a threat to a former coworker, saying he had a gun and was on the company's Hollywood studio lot. Netflix and KTLA are among the media businesses located on the 11-acre Sunset Bronson Studios lot at 5800 Sunset Blvd. in a busy area of Hollywood. KTLA employees were alerted that they were on lockdown about 4:26 p.m., and were advised to avoid windows. Soon after that, aerial video from Sky5 showed people being led out of Netflix's Cue building in the middle of the lot.
Shortly before 5 p.m., police said the suspect had been detained.
The man, who was taken into custody but ultimately released without charges, was never actually on the lot, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im.
No gun was found when the person was taken into custody, Im said.