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Waunakee man's alleged, online movie theater threat investigated


WAUNAKEE (WKOW) -- Court records show Waunakee police officers received permission to inspect a man's computer, after he allegedly threatened copycat movie theater violence on ESPN's website.

An affidavit with a search warrant in Dane County states authorities in Bristol, Connecticut contacted Waunakee police last week. The court record states ESPN's security team had contacted Bristol police, after someone threatened to shoot people at a "Batman showing" in a comment posted on ESPN's site. Records state the IP address associated with the disturbing post was registered to someone in Waunakee.

Court records state a 27-year-old Waunakee man was interviewed by Waunakee police officers about the post. Records state the man acknowledged he was on the ESPN site at the time online records show the comment was posted, but said he did not know about it.

Waunakee police Sgt. Rob Baudette tells 27 News the case remains under investigation.

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