Reports are surfacing about a nationwide bomb threat at a chain of national cinemas with locations in Illinois.
According to NBC affiliate LEX 18 in Kentucky, a Lexington Fire Department spokesperson confirmed that a bomb threat was called into the Carmike Cinemas corporate office in Columbus, Ga., about numerous bombs planted across the country.
There are reports of a threat at a theater in Morris, Ill., as well as cinemas in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Officials in several areas of the country are investigating after a bomb threat saying numerous bombs were planted across the country was called in to the headquarters of Carmike Cinemas movie chain.
A Lexington Fire Department spokesperson confirms the bomb threat was called in Friday morning to the corporate office in Columbus, Georgia claiming that multiple bombs have been planted at theaters across the country. The spokesperson said that a bomb-sniffing dog has been sent to the Carmike Theater on Maple Leaf Drive in Lexington as a precaution.
Middlesboro Police in Bell County say they had a manager at Carmike call 911 to request police to come out and check the theater in connection with the threat. Crews are on the scene there.
There are also numerous reports from across the country that other theaters are also being searched. Click here for a report in the Tennesseean about the threat in Springfield, Tennessee.