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Small Arsenal Seized From Maine Suspect

July 24, 2012  | 

A Maine man who was pulled over Sunday on the Maine Turnpike with an AK-47 assault rifle, several semi-automatic handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the Colorado theater shootings in his car remained in jail Monday on $50,000 cash bail.

Timothy Courtois, 49, told investigators he was speeding to New Hampshire to shoot a former employer, according to police. He also said he took a loaded handgun into the Saco Cinemagic Theater on Saturday night during a showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," the same movie that was playing in the Aurora, Colo., theater where 12 people were shot and killed early Friday.

"Thankfully, he was fully compliant and calm," said Maine State Police Trooper Philip Alexander, who pulled Courtois over Sunday morning and noticed the connections to Colorado. "Was he asking to get caught? Was it a cry for help? It could have been."

Read the full Kennebec Journal story.


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Joe Friday @ 7/25/2012 8:06 AM

The coverage of the Colorado massacre is going to cause the copycats to come crawling out of their holes. All officers need to be vigilant and cautious until this horrendous event fades. Stay Safe- Thin Blue Line!

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