Baltimore City police will be adding extra patrols at movie theaters in the aftermath of a shooting spree in Colorado.
Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman, said the department had not received any threats but said because of the high profile incident, they were taking precautions against any possible copycats.
"There’s nothing to be alarmed about," Guglielmi said.
He declined to say how many patrols would be diverted to the city’s theaters citing a policy of not disclosing partrol strength. Gugliemi did confirm that some cars would be posted outside the first run cinemas in the city.
During the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” a man stood up in the front of the theater and set off a smoke device and opened fire in the theater killing at least 12 and wounding 38 others, according to the New York Times.
According to the newspaper, James Holmes, 24, was arrested in the parking lot behind the theater after the shooting with a gas mask, a handgun and a rifle.