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Norwalk gun threat suspect owns 12 firearms, ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Clark Tabor, 52, was arrested for allegedly threatening to use a gun before a showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' at AMC Norwalk 20 in Norwalk on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

July 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who made a gun threat before a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in a Norwalk theater was ordered Tuesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. It was also revealed that he owns 12 firearms.

Clark Tabor, 52, appeared before Judge Lyle McKenzie in Bellflower on one count each of criminal threats and disturbing the peace by offensive language.

His public defender argued against the psychiatric evaluation.

Tabor will be back in court Aug. 8. If he makes $50,000 bail, he will be ordered to transfer his guns, which he legally owns, to a friend or relative.

On Sunday, Tabor was one of several patrons inside the AMC Norwalk 20 to see the new Batman film. According to witnesses, Tabor held his cellphone in the air and yelled, "Does anyone have a gun?" and "I should go off like Colorado," an apparent reference to the mass shooting during the same movie in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured.

No gun was found on Tabor, the backpack he was carrying or his home.

Tabor was not armed, but was arrested anyway, and taken to Men's Central Jail.