Star Wars theaters tighten security due to heavy crowds and suspicious activity while one location in New Jersey is evacuated following ’emergency situation’

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Movie theaters are stepping up security as record crowds come out to see the release ofStar Wars: The Force Awakensthis weekend.Armed guards will be on hand at some theaters to make sure patrons are save, with some being scanned by wands and having their bags checked.Already on Friday there was a theater evacuation in Freehold, New Jersey after an ’emergency situation’ at the AMC Theatre, where Stars Wars is playing.’Due to a Law Enforcement/Emergency Situation AVOID the area of the AMC Theatre in Freehold Twp until further notice. Area closed. More to follow,’ wrote the Monmouth County Police.That theater has since been reopened.

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