Paramount Studios Police Stand-Off Ends With Suspect Taken Into Custody

Police have taken into custody a sexual assault suspect who barricaded himself in a building on the Paramount Studios lot late on Sunday night.

LAPD HQ tweeted that police were first in the area of Plymouth and Melrose, near the Paramount Pictures lot, around 10 p.m. to arrest a sexual assault suspect, but when they attempted to detain the man, he produced a knife and used a Tayser.

Further attempts to detain the suspect were unsuccessful, and there was ultimately an “officer-involved shooting” at the Melrose gate to the studio lot.

“Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect to surrender. Around 12:15 am officers entered the bldg and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was bleeding from wounds he sustained during the incident and was transported to a local hospital. No officers were injured,” LAPD HQ tweeted.

 

LAPD HQ tweeted earlier that there was “heavy police activity” in Hollywood, and advised local residents to stay indoors.

Paramount Studios is located at the 5500 block of Melrose Avenue.

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