3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents nationwide

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Aurora theater where mass shooting occurred during opening of 'Dark Knight'.

(AP) - Police across the country have arrested at least three people accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie days after a fatal theater shooting in Colorado.

In Maine, state police pulled over a man who said he was on his way to shoot a former employer one day after watching "The Dark Knight Rises."

Timothy Courtois was arrested Sunday after a police search found weapons and news clippings of the massacre in Aurora, Colo.

In Arizona, sheriff's officials say a confrontation with an intoxicated man during a Friday showing caused 50 people to flee the theater.

A man in Southern California was accused of causing panic when the movie didn't start. Witnesses say the man alluded to the shooting and asked whether anyone had a gun.

The Associated Press

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