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A large movie theater complex in suburban Virginia was evacuated by police Sunday after fears of a small explosion sent people fleeing from a theater during a late-night screening of Godzilla.

Fairfax County police responded to the AMC Tysons Corner 16, located in McLean, Va., after receiving calls at approximately 12:15 a.m. from frightened patrons.

Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said callers to 911 described noise that sounded like "pops".

People took to Twitter reporting blasts, possible gunshots or firecrackers. At least two Twitter users claimed to have seen flashes inside the theater at the same time the noises occurred.

Caldwell told USA TODAY in a statement that police determined their was no gunfire, but a bottle containing "some sort of unidentified substance may have caused the noise."

No one was injured in the incident and police are still in the process of identifying a suspect or suspects, she said.



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