Bomb Threat Hoax Forced Evacuation Of Theater

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LINDEN – A 12-screen movie theater was evacuated and closed early on Saturday night after an employee received a phoned-in bomb threat. The Union County Police Bomb Squad searched the premises, but did not discover anything suspicious.

An AMC Theater employee received a phone call at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 from a young male who said their was a bomb in the theater, which is located at 1200 S. Stiles Street. The employee alerted a Linden police officer who was working security at the theater, who notified the manager.

The manager made the decision to evacuate the building, and the Linden Fire Department responded to assist in making sure the process was handled in an orderly fashion.

Creating a false public alarm is a third degree crime and a conviction could result in a fine of $7,500 and between 5 and 10 years in prison. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident is to contact Linden Police Det. Sgt. Jeffrey Carhart at 908-474-8539 or email crimetips@police.lindenes-nj.org.


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