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Netflix office closes due to report of a …

Alarming reports surfaced on Twitter Thursday night of an incident involving an armed individual at Netflix’s Hollywood office on Sunset Blvd. TechCrunch has confirmed with the Los Angeles Police Department that a call from a man with a gun Fire arrived for the first time at 3:53 a.m. PT. According to the LAPD, there were no shots or reports of injuries and the suspect in question was detained. Although some reports on social media appeared to contradict those details, the LAPD confirmed again that there is only one suspect and that the suspect is in custody. Starting at 5:12 PM PST, Netflix employees reported being allowed to leave on foot, although some areas remained closed as a precaution.

Netflix first moved to the historic Hollywood Sunset Bronson studio site in 2015 and extended its lease on the space in 2017. The company shares the location with news outlet KTLA.

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