Law enforcement also indicated ‘credible’ and ‘very specific chatter’ targeting theatres.
Some are concerned we will see another situation like the Aurora shooting.
Soliders attending this film have been given the same advice that school kids get in a school shooter situation.
In a Sept. 18 memo, the Army told soldiers to “identify two escape routes” and “run, hide, fight.” in the event of a shooting.
“Run if you can,” the safety notice reported by Gizmodo said. “If you’re stuck, hide, and stay quiet. If a shooter finds you, fight with whatever you can.”
The Army issued the memo in response to social media posts from so-called “incels” that were uncovered by the FBI, the website said.
It makes one wonder: is that the same advice these trained soldiers would be given if they were NOT in ‘gun-free’ zones? Or would they assess the situation with an eye to ways they could neutralize the threat?
And if there are concerns a shooter could show up unopposed in a theatre, how ‘gun-free’ are they, really?
Incels, for those unfamiliar with the term, are ‘involuntarily celibate’ loners generally thought to have a chip on their shoulder about how society owes them a degree of respect they haven’t managed (or bothered) to earn.
Personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently treated to a threat brief regarding an “increase in nationwide activity” by self-described “incels,” members of an online subculture of “involuntary celibacy” who adopt an ideology of misogyny, mistrust of women, and violence in response to their failed attempts at romantic relationships.
This potential threat is not being taken lightly.
In a separate email on Monday, CID officials warned of “credible” intelligence from Texas law enforcement warning of “disturbing and very specific chatter” on the “dark web” targeting an unknown movie theater.
“Commanders need to be aware of this threat for soldier and family safety and to increase situational awareness should they choose to attend the release of this movie at a local theater,” the memo said, according to the military news website Task & Purpose.
All we can say is, like everywhere else you go in life, your safety is primarily your own responsibility. Keep your head on a swivel, and maintain enough situational awareness that you can respond to any situation as the events would dictate.
Our first preference, naturally, would be that anyone stupid enough to carry murderous intent into ANY public space would be staring down the business end of one or several guns long before he ever had the chance to gain his fifteen minutes of infamy.