Moviegoers fled a theater at the at the after a man started swearing and pretending to point a gun at patrons Wednesday afternoon.
Anne Arundel County police reported that Kyle Nolan Tanner, 25, entered the theater while a movie was playing, sat down in the front row and shouting expletives toward the screen and the people in the theater.
Numerous witnesses reported that Tanner left the theater twice. When he returned for a final time, witnesses said he pointed at people in the audience simulating that he had a gun. He also reportedly continued to swear at people.
Moviegoers ran out of the theater and called the police. Tanner also fled.
He was found in minutes near the intersection of Old Solomons Island Road and Forest Drive and taken into custody.
Nolan is charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault. He being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis on a no bail status with a bail review scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is continuing to consult with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine the appropriateness of the charges; however, no additional charges are anticipated at this time.