The AmStar 16 movie theater in Macon on Zebulon Road was evacuated around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after a patron found a suspicious bag. It was apparently left by a movie goer from an earlier show. The patron alerted AmStar staff and the Bibb County Sheriffs Office, Macon-Bibb fighters and Macon Police Departments bomb squad were dispatched to the theater.
The suspicious bag ended up being a back pack containing childrens books, clothes, and other items belonging to a child, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriffs Office.
To avoid incidents like this in the future, the public is being asked to make sure that they retrieve all of their belongings before leaving the theater, the news release stated.
The theater reopened around 6:15 p.m.