Netflix’s Los Angeles HQ goes into lockdown after false reports of active shooter

Police were called to the premises after Netflix received "a tip about a potential law enforcement incident"

Netflix’s Los Angeles HQ went into lockdown yesterday amid false reports of an active shooter.

Police officials say that they received a call at 3:53 PM claiming that an individual with a gun was active on the Netflix lot at Sunset Bronson Studios.

Despite the widespread evacuations of employees, police immediately attended the scene and established that there was no active threat.

“We received a tip about a potential law enforcement incident,” Netflix said in a statement.

“Police are conducting a sweep of the lot out of an abundance of caution. There is no immediate danger or threat to our employees. Feel free to share this information with your loved ones.”

The Los Angeles Police Department later confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody, but they did not have a gun and didn’t enter the streaming giant’s studios on Sunset Boulevard.

Posting on Twitter, US TV host Andrew Zimmern hailed the “superb” reactions of security teams and Netflix employees alike.

“Apparently suspect apprehended, and we are being allowed to leave building. Netflix staff, internal security and first responders have been superb,” wrote Zimmern.

Local reports state that the suspect may be a disgruntled Netflix employee, although police are yet to verify their identity.