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Waite Park Police Chief: Extra Patrols Planned at Theater [AUDIO]

Dave Bentrud (Waite Park)

WAITE PARK – The movies will go on a the Marcus Parkwood Theatres in Waite Park, but security will be beefed-up.

That, after a mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado overnight killed 12 people and hurt more than 50 others. Police have jailed a gunman who is thought to have acted alone in the shooting at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says he’s been in contact today (Friday) with the owners of the Parkwood Marcus Theatres.

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Bentrud says his department hasn’t trained specifically at the movie theater, but they are prepared to respond to tragedies like the one in Aurora, Colorado.

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Marcus officials say all movies will be shown as scheduled at the Waite Park complex.

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