LOS ANGELES Ramps Up Police Presence for JOKER's Film Release

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The Los Angeles Police Department is stepping up its visibility in preparation for Joker's opening on October 4. This comes following an FBI advisory and in light of the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado during  The Dark Knight Rises screening.

"The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of public concerns and the historical significance associated with the premiere of Joker," LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein told Variety. "While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the department will maintain high visibility around theaters when it opens."

Several families the 2012 Aurora shooter's victims have expressed concerns about Joker, which Warner Bros. responded to.



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