Kyle Tanner arrested, accused of threatening, cursing at movie patrons

Tanner is charged with disorderly conduct and several other crimes. Photo: Anne Arundel County Police

A man who began shouting, cursing and simulating the firing of a gun inside an Annapolis movie theater on Wednesday was arrested and faces multiple charges, Anne Arundel County Police officials say.

Authorities say that just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Bow Tie Cinemas at the Annapolis Harbour Center on reports of disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, witnesses described a scene in which a man, later identified as 25-year-old Kyle Nolan Tanner, entered a screening room, sat down in the front row and began yelling obscenities toward the screen and people in the theater.

Witnesses say he then left the theater twice, and when he returned for a final time, he began pointing at people in the theater as if he had a gun. That's when many of the patrons inside fled.

A short time later, police say that Tanner was spotted running north on nearby Solomons Island Road. He was quickly taken into custody and is being held without bond.

Tanner is facing charges of disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.