Silver Spring Theater Evacuated After Bomb Threat - NBC4 Washington

Silver Spring Theater Evacuated After Bomb Threat



    A Regal Majestic movie theater was evacuated after several patrons overheard someone threatening to blow the theater up. News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to some evacuees. (Published Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013)

    The Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium in Silver Spring was evacuated Saturday night following a bomb threat, police said.

    There was no device found and no indication of any danger to movie-goers, but the evacuation disrupted the busy Saturday night before Halloween in downtown Silver Spring.

    One movie-goer said the evacuation, which happened around 9:50 p.m., was orderly. Montgomery County Police officers were both inside and outside the building, with officers outside conducting crowd control.

    Several blocks were restricted to traffic, and the intersection of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive was shut down.

    A police spokesman said the evacuation happened after someone observed a suspicious person who said he was "going to blow the place up." That witness called 911, and management decided to evacuate the building. It is expected to reopen shortly.

    Several officers were also stationed outside the AFI Silver Theatre a few blocks away, but that theater was not evacuated.