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Freehold Township Police Confirm: No Weapon at Movie Theater

A movie theater at the AMC Loews Metroplex was evacuated when moviegoers believed a man had a weapon.

Freehold Township police were called to the AMC Loews Metroplex on Sunday to investigate a man other movie theater patrons thought to have a weapon. However, no weapon was found.

Police evacuated the theater where the person believed to have a weapon was. According to Township Police, the individual was a 22-year-old Freehold man with severe autism.

“Whenever a gun was referenced in the movie the individual was watching he would point to his black bag and say ‘me too’,” explained Sgt. Jerry Kiwit. “He never actually showed a weapon, but people became nervous and the movie was stopped.”

No weapon was found on the man or in his black bag. He was charged with false public alarm and was later released to his father.

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