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Hyattsville Police Step Up Theater Patrols

City police directed to conduct more patrols of area around Hyattsville theater after deadly rampage in Aurora.

In the wake of a horrific mass-shooting at a premier screening in Aurora, CO of The Dark Knight Rises which left 12 people dead and 71 people suffering from gunshot wounds last night, Hyattsville police say they will be stepping up patrols around the Regal Royale  theater in Hyattsville.

According to Chris Purvis, public information officer for the Hyattsville City Police Department, an email sent to city police officers earlier today contained instructions for all shifts to conduct directed patrols in and around the movie theater and to be on the lookout for people acting suspiciously. 

The Huffington Post has full, continuing coverage of the shooting in Aurora.

Regal Entertainment Group, the company which owns the Regal Royale Theater in the University Town Center Development in Hyattsville, has not cancelled any local screenings, according to staff at the theater. On Friday, the theater had 14 screenings of the film scheduled, running from 9:40 a.m. to 11:10 p.m.

Emil Farkwarp July 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM
At least they didn't do the silly window-dressing routine of looking through bags and other foolishness I noticed in other places.

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