Since the weekend shooting in Colorado at a movie theatre showing the film "The Dark Knight" left 12 dead, at least 3 men have been arrested over similar alleged threats.
In Maine, The Kennebec Journal reports police stopped a car on the Maine Turnpike where they found news clippings about the Colorado theatre shooting, an AK-47 assault rifle and several semi-automatic handguns. Police say 49 year old Timothy Courtois told investigators he was speeding to New Hampshire to shoot a former employer. He also apparently claimed to have taken a loaded handgun into a theater on Saturday night during a showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." He's in custody facing numerous charges.
The Toronto Star reports another incident in Sierra Visa, Arizona. Police say moviegoers panicked when a man, who appeared drunk, began making threats when he was confronted during a showing of the Batman movie. About 50 people fled the theatre. 27 year old Michael William Borboa, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, and threatening and intimidating.
And in Norwalk, California witnesses say a man made threats, alluding to the Colorado shooting, when the start of the movie was delayed. They say the 52 year old man shouted, “I should go off like in Colorado.” “Does anybody have a gun?” A security guard says the man had a backpack on his knees but a search of the bag and where he was sitting didn't find any weapon.
Despite the Colorado shooting and these other incidents, it hasn't kept moviegoers from buying a ticket. Digital Journal reports The Dark Knight Rises had the third best opening weekend in the US ever.