‘Joker’ movie prompts mass shooting threat at US movie theaters

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The soon-to-released psychological thriller “Joker” starring Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix has prompted a “credible potential mass shooting” threat on a movie theater somewhere in the United States, military officials warned in a memorandum issued this week.

The alarming notice was sent out on Monday by military officials at Fort Sills Army base in Oklahoma, and was based on intelligence gathered by the FBI from the “disturbing and very specific” chatter of alleged extremists on the dark web, officials said.

The movie, which won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy earlier this month, is scheduled to be released nationwide on Oct. 4.

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