Suspect armed with knife barricades self at Paramount Studios

A suspect was arrested early Monday after barricading himself at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, prompting heavy police presence, officials said.

At about 10 p.m., officers with the Fullerton Police Department attempted to arrest a sexual assault suspect, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

As the officers tried to detain the suspect, the man produced a knife, according to a statement from LAPD on Twitter on Monday morning.

LAPD and Fullerton officers were unable to arrest the suspect using a Taser and less-lethal rounds, and he escaped to a nearby Paramount lot, where he then barricaded himself inside a building, LAPD said.

After unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the individual to come out, police went inside the building and arrested the suspect just after midnight.

The man was wounded during the incident, but was not struck by gunfire. Police told the affiliate that he was hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds.

No officers were injured, police said.

A video shared on Twitter showed a crowd of more than a dozen police cars parked outside the studio on Sunday night.

Local resident Jacqueline Kozak said that she heard “a lot of sirens.”

“We then heard shots fired — about three to five in fast succession — and helicopters,” Kozak, 43, said. She said that she stayed in her house for 10 minutes until things quieted down before filming a video of the scene.