Police: Ohio Man Had Gun, Knives At Batman Showing

By: AP
By: AP
Ohio police say a man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie so he could protect himself, not because he had sinister intentions.

Christian Bale as Batman in scene from movie "The Dark Knight Rises", Warner Bros

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio police say a man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie so he could protect himself, not because he had sinister intentions.

Westlake Police Sgt. Mark Krumheuer said 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, brought the weapons to a Saturday showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" for "his protection," but he would not elaborate.

Last month, a gunman killed 12 people at a showing of the same movie in Aurora, Colo.

Police say a theater manager and an off-duty police officer working security stopped Smith and found the weapons inside a bag they thought looked suspicious. Smith was arrested and remains jailed.

Krumheuer says Smith is expected to be indicted on weapons charges. A message was left for Smith's attorney.


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