Huntsville Carmike Cinemas swept after nation-wide threat - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Carmike Cinemas swept after nation-wide threat

Posted: Updated:
No bombs were found at the theatre. No bombs were found at the theatre.

Huntsville Police and a bomb tech swept the Carmike Cinemas off Old Monrovia Rd.

The Carmike Cinemas off of Old Monrovia Road called police in as a precaution after multiple threats across the country.

No explosive devices were found at the Huntsville location, and the scene was cleared before noon.

Police also checked theatres in Decatur and Florence.

At least two dozen movie theaters in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia had activity from emergency responders starting around 11:30 a.m. ET.

According to WSFA, police said the threat originated at the corporate office, which is located in nearby Columbus, GA.

There have been no reports of explosive devices found.

WAFF does not typically report bomb threats, but made an exception for public interest.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved. RNN contributed to this report.

Related Stories


Bomb threats made to movie theatres nationwide More>>

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.