The San Francisco Police Department is stepping up its presence at movie theaters throughout the city in light of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, writes the SF Appeal.
A 24-year-old gunman killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others after opening fire at a midnight screening of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday.
From the Appeal:
San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said that police will be focusing on movie theaters in the city today where the heavily anticipated film, the final one in a trilogy based on the Batman comic books, will be screened.
“Even though the Colorado shooting appears to be an isolated incident, we will take the extra measures to ensure we don’t have a copycat incident over here,” Esparza said.
He said police are encouraging people and employees at movie theaters to look out for and report any suspicious behavior.
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