NJ Screenings Of Dark Knight Rises Evacuated Over Strange Activity [VIDEO]
Police made four arrests Monday night after the showing of the Dark Knight Rises at a Manahawkin movie theater while strange activity around an emergency exit inside an Edgewater theater caused the screening to be evacuated.
Stafford Police Sergeant John Linck says the arrest followed a report about suspicious activity in the Regal Theater which lead to the arrest of one man for outstanding warrants and the arrest of his three associates on controlled dangerous substance charges. Linck says no weapons were involved.
FULL COVERAGE: Colorado Theater Shooting
He says, “its very good due to the wake of the Aurora shootings that people are vigilant and aware of their surroundings.”
In Bergen County a theater at the Edgewater Multiplex was evacuated when moviegoers noticed strange activity around an emergency exit.
Police Sgt. Steven Titus tells The Star-Ledger a caller to 911 said a male stood up about 90 minutes into the movie, opened an emergency exit, spoke to someone outside and returned to his seat.
When that person couldn’t be found police were called. They stopped the movie, turned on the house lights. and asked that person to come forward. None of the 100 people watching the movie owned up so the theater was evacuated and the screening cancelled.
BLOOMBERG: COPS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE OVER GUNS
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a strong advocate of gun control, told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday night that police officers walk off the job until lawmakers begin to enact legislation.
“I don’t understand why the police officers across his country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,” Bloomberg said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
FLAGS ORDERED TO HALF STAFF
Gov. Chris Christie has ordered that flags on public buildings around New Jersey be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday in honor of those killed in the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater.
Flags on federal buildings and property have been lowered since Friday on President Obama’s order. They will stay half-staff through Wednesday.
EVIDENCE BAGS AS HAND PUPPETS
Holmes reportedly used evidence bags placed on his hand to preserve gun power residue as hand puppets. Aurora Police sources tell KMGH TV that a twitching, wide-eyed Holmes asked for a lawyer and was not answering questions. He then began to pretend the evidence bags were toys.
HOLMES PARENTS SUPPORT THEIR SON
The parents of James Holmes say they support him because “he’s their son.”
The family’s lawyer spoke to clarify the statement made by Holmes’ mother Arlene in which she replied, “You have the right person” when contacted by ABC News hours after the shooting inside a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Arlene Holmes she was referring to herself, not her son.
Rosetta Key and The Associated Press contributed to this story.