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Police: Maine man took loaded gun to Batman movie

3:24 PM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (CBS) - A 49-year-old Maine man told police he was carrying a weapon while attending a screening of the latest Batman movie Saturday night.

Timothy Courtois, of Biddeford, Maine, was pulled over for speeding on Sunday. He told police he was on his way to shoot a former employer in Derry, New Hampshire hours after he saw "The Dark Knight Rises" at a theater in Saco, Maine. 

Courtois allegedly told police he was carrying a loaded gun in his backpack while at the movie.

Authorities found an AK-47 assault rifle, four handguns and several boxes of ammunition in Courtois's car. They also found recent news clippings of last week's Colorado movie theater shooting.

During a search of Courtois's apartment, police say they discovered several more weapons, including a machine gun and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Police said Courtois was driving 112 miles per hour before he was pulled over.

A man appeared in court Monday in Colorado to face charges he killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in a mass shooting at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday.

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