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Explosions cause evacuation from Va. movie theater

Explosions Cause Evacuation From Va. Movie Theater

Moviegoers and staff evacuated a northern Virginia movie theater early Sunday morning when two plastic bottles exploded inside the building. Police say the bottles were filled with acid and metals.

WRC-TV reports many people inside the movie theater thought the sound of the bottles exploding was gunfire. One witness said people inside thought they were sound effects coming from the new Godzilla movie. WUSA reports people weren't sure what to do when they first heard the explosions.

WUSA adds 2,000 people had to leave the theater after the explosions.

According to WJLA, the good news is nobody was hurt. Police say they're still looking for whomever was involved.

WTTG says:

"While people may think that this is a hoax, this is a very serious crime. It could be construed as an act of terrorism. Here, you're talking about at least a couple felony charges."

AMC released a statement saying anyone who was at the movie theater at the time of the incident can use their ticket stubs from the midnight showing to go back to a local AMC any time free of charge.

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plewdawg May 19 2014 at 7:17 PM

We need to register and control these plastic bottles. Perhaps if we erect "PLASTIC BOTTLE FREE ZONE" these senseless explosions will stop. Wanna bet it was progressive youth?

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aunax19 May 19 2014 at 6:30 PM

AOL....Please put the thumbs down back on comments!!!!

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henry_bevis aunax19 May 19 2014 at 8:12 PM

I agree with you 100 percent.

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mandmjlrscvca May 19 2014 at 7:54 PM

It's hard to believe the police in much of anything, but if what they claim is true, then the culprit deserves jail time.

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prnyl May 19 2014 at 5:46 PM

It will be society's fault for this incident - again a nut job probably on OBAMA welfare looking for some way to spend his free subsidies

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kjfitzusa May 19 2014 at 8:21 PM

The word terrorism gets tossed around loosely since 9/11. Delinquent behavior does not equal terrorism. Either does drunken stupidity.

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propickup May 19 2014 at 10:39 PM

move on. why is every prank that hurts no one becomes a terrorist act? then we wonder why our kids are the way they are. we did a lot worse things when we were teens. as long as no one gets hurt. that's why it's called a prank.

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jbraidedbeauty1 May 19 2014 at 4:25 PM

You know what type of person does this... take a damn guess... and the person is a the worst coward ever,, just like serial killers and school shooters and movie shooters and hotel bombers... COWARDLY people ..killing innocent people ans when they are not looking ...but would never come up in your face with their bullcrap.. they wait to kill innocent non expecting people! disgusting race of ignorant people!

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aunax19 May 19 2014 at 6:28 PM

To all the people talking about guns and Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, and blah, blah, blah...this was NOT A SHOOTING...GUNS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT and I seriously doubt it was political! Yes I could be wrong, but I am assuming this was some teenager(s) who were being stupid. The teens these days are just ridiculous... makes me wonder if it is because they are the spawn of the hateful political cuckoos who troll every story about a crime and spew their political BS all over the comments.

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Jim May 19 2014 at 7:09 PM

The phrase in the headline said, "Whom the police are on the hunt for," This is a misleading phrase designed to get people to come to this site, as there is nothing in this article that even hints at "Whom the police are on the hunt for." They don't know whom they are on the hunt for. I prefer writing that is more honest.

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barryaclarke Jim May 20 2014 at 12:17 AM

It' s called "sensationalizing" and AOL is doing more and more of it to attract viewers. They must be hiring some of the fired HP writers...................

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turqea.blue May 19 2014 at 7:51 PM

No more plastic water bottles!

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eddie6114 turqea.blue May 20 2014 at 12:50 AM


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