Man Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside a Structure of a Hollywood Movie Set
Photo: Bryan Gudiel Barrios
A man wanted for sexual assault of a minor is in police custody after an officer-involved shooting and two hour negotiation on a Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood.
The suspect, who works on the studio lot, has been identified as 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios.
Officers from the Fullerton Police Department were searching for Barrios in the area of 5500 Melrose Avenue at about 9:50 PM on October 18, 2020. When they located and attempted to detain the suspect, they called the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to ask for assistance.
“Barrios was armed with a knife and began to stab himself,” according to the release. “Fullerton Police Department personnel utilized a TASER, which was ineffective and Barrios ran east on Melrose Avenue toward the Windsor Boulevard entrance of Paramount Studios.”
Barrios made it onto the studio lot, followed by patrol officers from LAPD Hollywood Division. In an attempt to detain the suspect, officers employed the use of less-lethal projectiles. At least one officer fired a gun, but Barrios was not hit.
The suspect fled and barricaded himself inside a multi-story building façade of a movie set, marking the beginning of a two-hour period of negotiation which finally culminated in Barrios’ arrest.
He was treated for his self-inflicted wounds at a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Officers located a folding knife at the scene, which was booked as evidence.
The Fullerton Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, and the Office of the Inspector General will all be handling parts of this investigation. “The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Board of Police Commissioners, and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedure[s],” according to the release.