St. Louis County police increase security at theaters
Friday, July 20, 2012 | 1:02 p.m. CDT;
updated 3:01 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 21, 2012
CLAYTON — St. Louis County police will dispatch more officers to county movie theaters to reassure concerned patrons after the Colorado theater shooting.
Police spokesman Rick Eckhart said officers will be patrolling near the theaters to watch for any suspicious activity.
The announcement comes hours after a gunman opened fire Friday at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more.
KMOX reported that Eckhart said no threats have been reported at county theaters and there is no apparent St. Louis connection to the Colorado shootings.
Eckhart said if something were to happen, officers have recently received training on how to handle such situations.
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