A fight at a screening of the new Batman film in the US sparked a frenzied rush to the doors with cinema patrons fearing another mass shooting.
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Two men got in a fight during a showing of the The Dark Knight Rises in a Pennsylvania cinema yesterday, causing panicked cinemagoers to rush for the exits, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
"There were two people who got into an argument, and one person yelled something that induced people to get into a panic," cinemagoer Colin Marks said.
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He said he made his way to the exit calmly and occasionally paused to allow people to get up who had fallen and could have been trampled.
He said many people at the cinema were "very scared".
A man, who declined to be named, said he doubted the public would have reacted in such a manner if it was not for the shooting at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday.
Police had to be called in to control the frightened crowd.
Police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone said he feared another Colorado-style attack.
"It happened before and it will probably happen again," he said.
"Unfortunately, that's just the world we live in."