Westlake arrest latest in 'Batman' movie incidents

12:45 AM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
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Ever since a gunman opened fire inside an Aurora, Colorado theater screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" police have been dealing with copycat incidents and threats nationwide.

Twelve people were killed and dozens others injured in the shootings at a midnight screening of the film on July 20 in Colorado. James Holmes is in custody charged in the shootings.

Here's a look at some of the other incidents since the Aurora shootings.

July 22: Man pulled over for speeding in Maine after seeing "The Dark Knight Rises." He told police he was going to shoot his former employer. Police found a cache of loaded weapons inside the car. Additional weapons were found at his home.

July 22: Man arrested at a Los Angeles showing of the film after yelling in the theater "Does anyone have a gun?" In a separate incident, a Pennsylvania showing of the film was evacuated after someone yelled "Bomb." That same night, police arrested a homeless man for disrupting a showing of the film in Arizona.

July 24: Police evacuate a New Jersey showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" after someone opened an emergency door during the movie.

July 27 : A heavily-armed man calling himself a "joker" arrested after threatening a mass shooting at his workplace.

August 4: Man arrested after bringing weapons inside a satchel to a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Westlake, Ohio. Police say the man never made any threats and was taken into custody without incident.


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