An unknown caller said that if the film continued to play, someone inside the theater would start shooting.
(CNN) — A New York screening of the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” was evacuated after “several anonymous threats were called in,” the network said.
Theater management at NeueHouse Madison Square evacuated the building after receiving a threatening phone call, a NYPD spokesperson told CNN.
An unknown caller said that if the film continued to play, someone inside the theater would start shooting, the spokesperson said.
“As a precaution, the network chose to evacuate the building. The safety and security of our panel, guests and staff is of paramount importance to Lifetime,” the network said.
The threats were noncredible, a spokesperson for NeueHouse Madison Square said. “We followed appropriate safety protocols in collaboration with the NYPD and elected to postpone the event. We stand by the creative women bringing these heroic stories to light.”
Lifetime describes the forthcoming series as an investigation into the controversial singer in which women come forward “with new allegations of sexual, mental and physical abuse.”
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