Carmike Bomb Threat Leads to Theater Search

The movie theater in Cartersville is one of several locations across metro Atlanta affected by the "non-specific" threat.

Only two employees and no customers were inside in Cartersville this morning when a bomb threat led to evacuations and searches of several movie theaters, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said.

Company officials asked local authorities to conduct a search after Carmike's  corporate offices in Columbus, GA, received what Rogers called a "non-specific threat."

"It didn't include a location," Rogers said. "So they didn't know where the bombs could be."

Nothing suspicious was found in the Cartersville theater following the 9 a.m. threat, Rogers added. The theater was not evacuated.

11Alive reports Carmike's headquarters received a phone call advising multiple bombs had been planted in movie theaters across the country.

In nearby Canton, Riverstone has been Movie theaters in Hiram, Cumming, Conyers, Snellville and Newnan also were affected, according to WSB-TV.

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