Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Montco movie theater unaffected in bomb threat

Montco movie theater unaffected in bomb threat

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Several police units were in West Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, earlier today after officials learned that a bomb threat was called in to the home offices of the Carmike Cinemas movie chain in Columbus, Georgia.

The caller told the chain’s corporate officials that multiple bombs had been placed in movie theaters across the country.

One of the chain’s theaters is the Carmike 12 at 110 Upland Square Drive, Stowe. Stowe is at the western tip of Montgomery County, where it abuts Berks and Chester counties.

As a precaution, people were evacuated, and  bomb-sniffing dogs were at work there.

As of early afternoon, the Montgomery County dispatch spokesman said nothing was found, and there was no harm to people or property.

On July 20, a gunman wearing SWAT-team garb went on a shooting rampage in a movie theater in Aurora. Colo., killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The attack came during screening of the Batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises.

A 24-year-old former student named James Holmes was charged in the killings.

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