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Dec 3, 2012 1:24 PM by Eric Ross

Charges dismissed against lawyer with gun at movie

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities have dismissed charges against a Connecticut attorney arrested in August for bringing handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film.

Sung-Ho Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband. Police say he had a permit to carry the weapon but didn't comply with their commands.

Hugh Keefe, Hwang's attorney, said a prosecutor agreed to drop the charges Monday because Hwang complied with the commands once he realized it was police and he has a clean record.

During a screening of the same film in Aurora, Colo., in July, a man opened fire, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 58. James Holmes has been charged with the Colorado killings.

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