UPDATE Some thought Batman attack was part of premiere

first_img“The Dark Knight Rises” is playing at six theaters in Clark County, including Regal Cascade Stadium 16, Cinetopia Mill Plain 8, Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, Regal Cinema 99 Stadium 11, Regal City Center Stadium 12 and the Battle Ground Cinemas. No added security at these theaters in the county has been requested so far, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman. Information from Vancouver police wasn’t immediately available.Lt. Roy Butler said Battle Ground police are not doing anything outside of their ordinary patrols to provide extra security at the Battle Ground Cinema.AURORA, Colo. (AP) — As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated films.But then, authorities said, he threw gas canisters that filled the packed suburban Denver theater with smoke, and, in the confusing haze between Hollywood fantasy and terrifying reality, opened fire as people screamed and dived for cover.At least 12 people were killed and 58 wounded — 11 critically — in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.“He looked like an assassin ready to go to war,” said Jordan Crofter, a moviegoer who was unhurt in the attack early Friday, about a half-hour after the special midnight opening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”last_img

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