Pa. theater empties after fight during 'Dark Knight'

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. - July 23, 2012

Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone says his officers were called to handle crowd control at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22 theater during the incident shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. DeSimone suspects patrons ran out of the theater because they were a little "jumpy" in the wake of a shooting that left 12 dead during a midnight premiere of the movie last week in Aurora, Colo.

A spokesman for Atlanta-based AMC says the film was stopped due to a "minor altercation" outside the movie theater which prompted some customers inside to rush the exit. Others were asked to leave calmly and all were given free passes to return at a later date.

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