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US police have arrested at least three people who acted suspiciously before, during or after watching the new Batman movie.

In Maine, State police pulled over a man who said he was on his way to shoot a former boss.

Timothy Courtois was arrested on Sunday after police found weapons and news clippings about the Aurora cinema killings in his car. He had watched The Dark Knight Rises the previous day.

In Arizona, sheriff’s officials say a confrontation with an intoxicated man during a Friday showing caused 50 people to flee a cinema. The man was arrested.

A man in Southern California was arrested for causing panic when the start of the movie was delayed.

Witnesses say the man alluded to the shooting and asked whether anyone had a gun.