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Maine man tells police he saw 'Dark Knight' with gun in backpack

4:15 PM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- State Police say they  seized a number of guns from a Biddeford man after he was pulled over for speeding Sunday morning.

Timothy Courtois told police he was on his way to Derry, New Hampshire to shoot a former employer and had been to see The Dark Knight Rises in Saco, the night before, with a loaded gun in his backpack.

State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says they found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns and several boxes of ammunition, in Courtois' car. Courtois was stopped after driving a Mustang at 112mph with the four flashers on.

McCausland says police then searched Courtois's home, at 344 Elm Street in Biddeford, and found several additional guns, a machine gun, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Also found in his car were clippings of the shooting at the Colorado movie theater. Police say that Courtois told them he had attended "The Dark Knight Rises" on Saturday night at Cinemagic Theater in Saco, with a loaded gun in his backpack.

Police tell us that the guns found in the car are the same kind of guns used in the Colorado shooting. He also told Police he bought the Mustang the day after the Colorado shooting. 

McCausland says that State Police have been assisted in the investigation by the FBI and ATF.


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