Tampa police respond to call about person with gun at movie theater

The AMC Westshore 14 movie theater in Tampa.
The AMC Westshore 14 movie theater in Tampa.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Police Department officers on Sunday night responded to a call about someone who had a gun at a local movie theater.

At about 8:45 p.m., police received a 911 call from a patron at the AMC Westshore 14 movie theater, which is located at the WestShore Plaza shopping center.

The movie patron said that there was a person inside one of the theaters who was “handling a firearm,” according to TPD.

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Police responded to the scene and determined that a person who had a valid concealed firearms carry permit was seated in the theater and had accidentally dropped his firearm to the floor and retrieved and re-holstered it.

Officers determined that the firearm fell out of the holster, it was not removed from the holster and there were no criminal violations.

The movie patron was was released at the scene, according to police. There was no evacuation of the theater or interruption of the movie.

 

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