A cinema in Paris was evacuated after a man shouted “Allahu Akbar during a screening of” Joker “

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          The spectators of a performance of “Joker”, the new film that has caused a rage all over the world, took an unpleasant surprise on Sunday night in Paris. During the screening of the film, a man stood up and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is Great”, in Arabic), which caused a total panic and forced an evacuation of the cinema. People had come to see the show at 9: 30 pm at the Wide Rex theater, one of the biggest cinemas in the city, this Sunday, but only reached half of the movie before the interruption occurred. A man, who had heard him say several times “is political” during the first part of the film, suddenly got up from his seat, placed his hands on his chest shouted in the Arabic phrase, causing widespread panic in the spectators, who went terrified towards the doors. “Allahu Akbar!” Is a phrase commonly associated with terrorist attacks propagated by radical Muslims, who often shout that or similar phrases before committing an attack. The incident was reported by the Le Parisien newspaper, which noted that the 34 year old man was placed under psychiatric observation after being arrested. A witness told the newspaper: “People panicked and ran to the exits. Some were crying. A mother was looking for her daughter. ” Another witness said that some spectators climbed into the seats to leave, stepping on others as they passed. The suspect tried to escape in the midst of the confusion. The security guards of the cinema managed to throw him to the floor but he managed to get up and run to one of the exits. But a witness managed to snatch the jacket, which contained his phone and a subway pass in his name, so the Parisian police could quickly identify him and put him in custody. It is probably that the man was working with an accomplice in an attempted robbery and that it was no coincidence that he sought to scare the spectators of the predominant movie theater, which had about 200 people inside in The time of the incident. By causing panic, the thieves were looking for people to get up and leave their inner objects most behind, giving one of the two men the opportunity to make cell phones, wallets and other valuables. “It’s not the first time we’ve seen something like that,” a Wide Rex spokesperson told Hollywood Reporter. In this case, “they were two thieves who were looking for ways to carry people’s phones and bags. Apparently they had already used the same tactic once on a train. ”The cinema was evacuated before being investigated by an anti-bomb squad and dogs searching for weapons or explosives, none of which was found. However, not everyone was left wanting to see the last of the film. According to Le Parisien, several members of the audience stayed to finish the movie. Joker Paris France
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