A Raleigh Police spokeperson said officers responded to a 911 call about a possible roberry attempt at a Raleigh-Durham area movie theater or a nearby business at around 11 a.m. on Monday.
Maj. Stacy Deans said the manager of Carmike 15 Cinema, located at 5501 Atlantic Springs Road was approached by two men who tried to rob him as he opened the business on Monday morning.
The manager was able to get away and called 911.
No injuries were reported in the dramatic theater standoff.
Following the July, 2012 deadly massacre at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, law enforcement officials across the United States have stepped up security at "soft targets," such as movie theaters and shopping malls where crowds gather and ensuring public safety is challenging.