Gun threat clears out Arizona Mills Theatre - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UPDATE

Gun threat clears out Arizona Mills Theatre

(Source: Steve Aron, cbs5az.com) (Source: Steve Aron, cbs5az.com)
(Source: Steve Aron, cbs5az.com) (Source: Steve Aron, cbs5az.com)
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -

A gun threat forced 'Superman' moviegoers out of the Harkins Theatre at Arizona Mills Mall Tuesday night.

A caller told 911 that someone was pointing a gun at patrons while they were watching a movie.

Tempe Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pooley said witnesses were extremely shaken up. "It was in 'Man of Steel', about halfway through the movie," Pooley said. "A couple of friends were sitting there and when they turned around they saw a subject described as white male with blond hair with black handgun. They also said this handgun had a laser on it."

Police arrived as the film was letting out and evacuated the rest of the theater, but they could not find anyone matching that description. Pooley said they believe he had already left the theater. He added that other witnesses described seeing the same man earlier in the film waving a Taser-type device.

Around 10 p.m., officers gave the all-clear and allowed people back into the theater. Pooley said we live in serious times and incidents like this are no joking matter. "Any time you point a weapon at somebody- whether it's simulated, whether it's fake, if it can be construed as a very real object, a real weapon- then they'll be charged with aggravated assault."

Arizona Mills Mall's General Manager David Johnston released the following statement on Wednesday: "Arizona Mills remains open for business today after the Tempe Police Department responded to a report at the Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas last night.  Arizona Mills was not evacuated as reported and there was no disruption to business as the police conducted their investigation."

Anyone with knowledge of this threat should contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

[Text BREAKING to 23765 to get news alerts on your mobile phone]

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:15 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:12:25 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    More >>

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    More >>
  • North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:02:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.More >>
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.More >>
  • Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

    Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:11:43 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-24 07:53:52 GMT
    A Pentagon spokesman said there was "no information" to confirm or deny the reports. (Source: Raycom Media)A Pentagon spokesman said there was "no information" to confirm or deny the reports. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

    More >>

    Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly