DEADLINE hitting readers tonight with this headline:
‘Joker’ Threat Concerns Has NYPD Taking Undercover Precautions For Opening Weekend
Earlier this week, the NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison told officers that the department plans to visibly station cops at theaters showing the Joaquin Phoenix-starring film. Now Deadline has learned that a significant undercover detachment will also be deployed to make sure nothing untoward occurs inside cinemas in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
“There are no specific or credible threats at this time and these events will continue to be closely monitored,” a NYPD spokesperson told Deadline in an official statement this week about the opening of Joker. “Any additional personnel will be deployed as needed. Members of the public are encouraged to help police in the shared responsibility of public safety. If you see something, say something by calling 911.”