Wild card display is evacuated at the Paris cinema after a member of the public & # 39; Allahu Akbar! & # 39; Cries
- Screening of Joker in cinema in Paris evacuated after a man & # 39; Alluha akbar & # 39; called out
- His words caused a great deal of panic when cinema visitors ran to the exit
- Man, 32, from Boulogne-Billancourt turned out to be unarmed, detained
A screening of Joker in a Paris cinema was evacuated after a man read the words & # 39; Allahu akbar & # 39; cried, causing widespread panic.
People had come to the movies at the Grand Rex cinema at 9.30 pm on Sunday evening, but only came halfway through the movie before the shock was interrupted.
The man heard several times saying: & # 39; It's political & # 39; while others in the audience asked him to be quiet.
He then got up from his chair and put his hands on his chest before he called & # 39; Allahu akbar! & # 39 ;.
A display of & # 39; Joker & # 39; was evacuated in a Paris cinema after a man said the words & # 39; Allahu akbar & # 39; cried, causing widespread panic
The Grand Rex cinema (photo) dating from 1932 was evacuated before being searched for weapons or explosives by a bomb crew and dogs
His actions caused panic and chaos in the cinema when people clambered out of their seats and ran to the exit because people mistakenly claimed the man had a gun, Le Parisien reported.
& # 39; It was total panic & # 39 ;, a member of the public named Victor told the publication.
& # 39; People jumped over chairs and women fell to the floor in the aisles. & # 39;
The man who called the words, what & # 39; God is great & # 39; means in Arabic and is associated with radical Islamic terrorism, tried to leave the cinema.
He managed to leave the building despite other cinema visitors and a security guard trying to wrestle him on the floor, but was arrested outside and detained by the Paris police.
The man, who turned out to be unarmed, was later identified as a 34-year-old from the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris.
Grand Rex management said that Joker & # 39; attracts a specific type of viewer, especially people who are against the system & # 39;
The Grand Rex cinema from 1932 was evacuated before being searched by a bomb crew and dogs for weapons or explosives that were not found.
& # 39; Two thieves were looking for a way to take people's phones and bags. Apparently they had used the same tactic on a train before, & he said.
The man was released on Monday evening and then underwent a psychiatric examination, according to the publication.
According to Le Parisien, the cinema management said that the newly released film attracts a specific type of viewer, especially people who are against the system.
& # 39; There have been minor incidents in other theaters. & # 39;
One of the directors of the cinema later offered a different explanation The Hollywood Reporter that the theater, which can accommodate 500 spectators, was about 200 full during the screening and about 25 spectators fled, the rest remained until the end of the film.
The spokesman said the man had worked with an accomplice to intentionally cause a disturbance in the cinema in an attempt to steal people's personal belongings.
Joker was released in the UK on October 4 and recently became the most successful R-rated film in history, raising $ 849 million worldwide.
Joaquin Phoenix & # 39; s grim look at Batman's infamous archenemy has generated $ 277 million in North America and $ 571 million at the international register.
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