L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

LAPD checks Hollywood theaters after Colorado shooting rampage

Dark knight movie

The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood division sent officers to check on local theaters with late-night showings of "The Dark Knight Rises" after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado movie theater early Friday, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, officials said.

At least one of the theaters was the ArcLight in Hollywood, but no security issues were found, a watch commander said.

"There's nothing that suggests that there's anything sinister planned beyond what happened in Colorado," said Sgt. Enrique Mendoza, watch commander of the LAPD Hollywood division. "What happened in Colorado appears to be an anomaly, an isolated incident."

Photos: 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting

The LAPD expects to send additional patrols out to other screenings on an as-needed basis, he said.

A manager at the ArcLight declined to comment.

The gunman opened fire around 12:05 a.m. into a crowded Aurora theater in suburban Denver, where the new Batman movie was playing. He was later taken into custody, but no name has been released.

ALSO:

12 dead at theater shooting in Colo.; 50 injured

Occupy protesters leave City Hall park as LAPD closes area

Fred Willard will clear his name after lewd conduct arrest, lawyer says

-- Melissa Leu

twitter.com/MelissaLeu

Photo: Actor Christian Bale as Batman in a scene from "The Dark Knight Rises." Credit: Ron Phillips / Warner Bros. / Associated Press

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: