San Jose theater evacuated during movie screening

San Jose police say a movie theater was evacuated when someone threw a suspicious package into a screening of the new Batman film.

The San Jose Mercury News reports dozens of moviegoers watching the "Dark Knight Rises" fled the Eastridge Mall AMC theater Monday night.

Officials say witnesses told police that someone opened the theater door, yelled an expletive and tossed a box into the center aisle, saying it was a bomb.

Police say about 150 people watching other movies were also evacuated from the building.

Authorities summoned a bomb squad, which determined the box was harmless. Police haven't identified a suspect and an investigation is ongoing.

The incident happened just days after a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and injuring dozens of others.