Sex Assault Suspect Arrested In Standoff On Paramount Lot Worked At Studio, Police Say – Update

By Denise Petski, David Robb

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2ND UPDATE: A sexual assault suspect who was arrested on the Paramount lot early Monday after a 90-minute standoff with police has been identified as Bryan Gudiel Barrios. Fullerton Police Cpl. Billy Phu said that Barrios, 36, is currently hospitalized with non-lethal, self-inflicted knife wounds.

“He works at Paramount,” Phu said, but did not say in what capacity.

UPDATED, 3 AM: A sex assault suspect who barricaded himself inside a building on the Paramount Studios lot after an officer-involved shooting was arrested early Monday after a 90-minute standoff.

The man was under surveillance by Fullerton police who attempted to arrest him in Los Angeles and LAPD was asked to assist, said Fullerton Police Cpl. Billy Phu. When they attempted to detain the man, he produced a knife and used a taser.

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

“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 police tweeted earlier Sunday night that there was “heavy police activity” in the area of Plymouth and Melrose and residents were advised to stay away from the area.

According to eyewitnesses, some 20 police cars were at the scene. A lot of the efforts by law enforcement were concentrated around the “New York” backlot at the studio, according to people at the scene.

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