April 18 Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times
building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman
inside and have arrested one person, police said.
Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open
fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 p.m.
local time (0200 GMT), said Los Angeles Police Department
spokesman Gus Villanueva. There were no reports of injuries or
The Los Angeles Times newspaper, which has its headquarters
in the building, said on social media website Twitter that a
witness told one of its reporters a man "who allegedly made
threats at Times building worked for a firm that rents space
from the newspaper."
The newspaper also cited witnesses in reporting that the man
said he had been depressed and did not mind killing and that he
reportedly handed one person a bag of bullets.
Areas of the downtown office building were locked down by
police who secured the perimeter and continued to search inside,
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Clarence