‘I’m coming for blood’: NJ man arrested for terror threat that forced ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ evacuation
A New Jersey man has been taken into custody after making bomb and shooting threats at a Freehold AMC theater, causing an evacuation during a showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” reports the New York Daily News.
Jesse Carroll, 22, of Middletown, was charged with two counts of second-degree public false alarm by prosecutors who claim the man left notes in the men’s bathroom of the theater on both Monday and Friday.
“I’m coming for blood,” read the note discovered Friday, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. “4pm bomb, 6pm empty mag into guests.”
According to police, no explosive device was found at the theater which caused a two hour evacuation of the large crowd who turned out for the opening weekend of the blockbuster film. Police stated that Carroll is also accused of leaving a similar note on Monday at the theater.
“Making bomb threats in a movie theater is nothing short of domestic terrorism,” acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. “Thankfully for everyone involved this was a hoax. We have wasted too much time, money and resources with these dangerous and disruptive threats. We will continue to fully respond to every threat to protect our citizens, but we are also going to react with the full force of the law every time threats turn out to be hoaxes.”
Carroll is currently being held on $200,000 bail.
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