Army memo warns of potential mass shooting during release of ‘Joker’

The psychological thriller, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix in the role of a failed comedian who descends into madness while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown, (MGN/file)
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(KWTX) A memo distributed Monday by the CID Office at Fort Sill in Oklahoma warns of a “credible mass shooting” threat “an unknown movie theater” during Oct. 4 release of the new movie “Joker.”

The Fort Sill CID Office received an intelligence bulletin published by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, the memo says.

“Working with the local FBI field office, they have discovered disturbing and very specific chatter in the dark web regarding the targeting of an unknown movie theater during the ‘Joker’ release,” the memo says.

Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Christopher Grey confirmed the memo was authentic, Stars and Stripes reported.

“Out of an abundance of caution, our Fort Sill office distributed the memo to internal military personnel at Fort Sill,” Grey told Stars and Stripes.

Evening showings of the movie are scheduled to begin on Oct. 3 at theaters in Waco, Temple, Belton, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove.

The psychological thriller, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix in the role of a failed comedian who descends into madness while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown, transforming into the supervillain who appeared in the debut issue of the DC comic book “Batman.”