A bomb threat at Carmike Cinemas in Conyers Friday morning led to an evacuation until authorities swept the property for nearly two hours and found no explosives.
Conyers Police Department Major Mike Waters said Carmike's corporate headquarters in Columbus notified his department about the bomb threat around 10am. He said he was informed there were over 200 theaters nationwide involved the bomb scare.
"We put a team together and physically checked all the cinemas inside and we did not find anything that would look like an explosive or bomb," Major Waters said Friday afternoon. "It was a very unspecified threat."
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department assisted in the sweep.
Atlanta's WSB reported that at least six metro-area theaters received threats and all have been checked and cleared.
WSB also reported that Carmike director of marketing Terrell Mayton said the caller identified themselves as an employee of a vendor used by the company but Mayton did not comment on why the threats were made. Mayton said threats were made in multiple states, but nothing has been found.
He said threats had to do with the movie "The Expendables II" and every theater showing the film is being or has been checked.