The is increasing security around the downtown movie theater Friday night in wake of the tragic shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado early Friday morning, said Police Chief John Ward.
"We're coordinating with the theater to enhance security and ensure public safety," Ward said. He did not cite specifics due to what he called "security reasons."
The local Clearview Warner Theater manager referred all questions to a spokesman. The spokesman, Craig O'Connor, did not immediately return a request for comment early Friday afternoon.
At least 12 people died and dozens were wounded as a result of the massacre. A total of 71 people were shot, according to reports.
The last showing of the Dark Knight Rises at the Ridgewood Clearview Cinemas on Friday will be at 10:30 p.m. Earlier showtimes are at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
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