By Joe Sterling, CNN
(CNN) -- Three people who voiced threats during and
after showings of the "The Dark Knight Rises" in New England and the
West have been arrested, authorities said.
News of these incidents
-- occurring in Maine, Arizona and California -- emerged in the
aftermath of last week's massacre in suburban Denver. A gunman opened
fire at an audience watching the film in an Aurora, Colorado, theater
last week, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more.
In Maine, state police
stopped Timothy Courtois, 49, of Biddeford, Maine, for speeding on
Sunday and found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns and several
boxes of ammunition in his car. Police also discovered news clippings of
the Colorado shooting.
The man told police he
attended the Batman film in Saco, Maine, on Saturday with a loaded gun
in his backpack and told authorities he was traveling to Derry, New
Hampshire, to shoot a former employer.
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ammunition and other firearms, including a machine gun, at Courtois'
home. He has been charged with speeding and possessing a concealed
In Arizona, a man was
arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening and
intimidating after creating a commotion at a showing of the film Friday
night in Sierra Vista, the Cochise County sheriff's office said on its
Michael William Borboa, 26, entered the theater "intoxicated" and carrying a large backpack, the office said.
Authorities said he acted "strangely" and startled patrons during the film.
"When one subject confronted Borboa, mass hysteria occurred and 50 plus patrons ran from the the theater," authorities said.
Several off-duty Border
Patrol agents "tackled" the man and a sheriff's deputy removed him from
the theater. Police found an empty alcohol container and a half empty
blueberry moonshine bottle in his backpack.
In Los Angeles County,
California, authorities arrested a man at a theater in Norwalk on
Sunday. The man, identified as Clark Tabor, uttered threats and made
references to the Colorado shooting. He was arrested for making
terroristic threats. Authorities found a backpack but did not find a
weapon in it. They also went to his home but found nothing there.