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Man arrested in meat thermometer attack during 'Shutter Island' screening

March 17, 2010 |  4:06 pm

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has arrested a suspect in the case of a moviegoer who was attacked with a meat thermometer during a screening of "Shutter Island" at a Lancaster theater last month.

The victim was stabbed  after complaining about someone nearby talking on a cellphone.LAN.BOULLARD.LANDRY.A187

Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the suspect, Landry Boullard, 39, was taken into custody at 2 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of East Avenue H-6 in Lancaster.

Detectives got an anonymous tip that led them to the home where the suspect was staying, Whitmore said.

Boullard was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held on $1-million bail. Boullard is studying to be an air conditioning and refrigeration specialist, Whitmore said.

The Cinemark 22 was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese thriller when the victim complained about a woman near him who was using a cellphone during the show. She and two men with her left the movie theater. Two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim, Whitmore said.

The victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Two other moviegoers who came to the victim's aid were also were hurt during the attack, officials said.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Landry Boullard. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 

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