(WNBC-TV) The NYPD is stepping up security at theaters showing "The Dark Knight Rises" throughout the city as a precaution in the wake of a mass shooting at a movie theater in suburban Colorado that killed at least a dozen people and left scores of others wounded.
"As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing in the five boroughs," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement.
Theater No. 9 at a multiplex in Aurora was packed with moviegoers just getting into a midnight screening of the newest Batman film when a man clad in black wearing a gas mask burst through the door.
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