Kentucky police officials said they will seek charges against a man who pulled out a gun during a screening of Star Trek Beyond.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paducah law enforcement was called to a Cinemark movie theater Saturday morning after a fight broke out among patrons. Once police arrived, a man told officer Dana Davie that the altercation began after his son kicked the back of another man’s seat. According to the Paducah Police Department, witnesses said they saw the man stand up and begin to yell and curse at the boy asking him if he was going to keep kicking his seat. The boy’s father then interceded and the two men started to fight.
“As the father got the upper hand in the fight, witnesses said, the other man pulled a gun and said, ‘What the (expletive) are you going to do now,’” the police department wrote on their Facebook page.
Other moviegoers fled the theater once they realized a gun was pulled. Three Cinemark employees and patrons escorted the gun-wielding man out of the venue, and stayed with him until police arrived to make their arrest.
The unnamed man, who is said to be from Illinois, is now prohibited from entering Cinemark property. Police officials will present the investigation to the McCracken County Attorney’s office on Monday.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the incident; however, it did recall several tragedies that took place inside movie theaters. In 2014, a retired cop shot and killed a fellow moviegoer who was texting during Lone Survivor. Last summer, a 58-year-old man fatally shot two people during a screening of Trainwreck in Louisiana.