The chief of police for the Brooklyn (OH) Police Department told reporters that a report of an active shooter at an AMC movie theater in that city was a hoax, according to Fox News.
Authorities said that 911 calls came in at just before 2300 hours local time with reports of a loud "pop" in the theater.
Police arrived soon after the calls, as the theater was being evacuated. A search of the building revealed no evidence of a shooting.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Parma police, and Parma Heights police assisted Brooklyn police on scene.
Patrons were allowed to re-enter the theater to collect their belongings after police determined the building to be safe.
It is unclear what caused the sound that prompted the 911 calls.