Bomb threat empties Cinemark Theater in Robinson

| Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

A teenager was being questioned Monday night in connection with a bomb threat at the Cinemark Theater in Robinson, which resulted in the evacuation of between 500 and 600 patrons, township police said.

The 17-year-old boy was on a group outing with others from Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Upper St. Clair when three notes written on toilet paper were left in a restroom at the 16-screen theater in Settlers Ridge off the Parkway West, Robinson police Lt. Edward Krall said.

The notes — which said a bomb was set to go off at 8:30 p.m. — were found by ushers around 7:45 p.m., Krall said. The building was evacuated and searched by members of the Allegheny County bomb squad.

The boy was turned over to Allegheny County Police for questioning. The theater remained closed for the night, Krall said.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at mhasch@tribweb.com.

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