It makes one wonder if the unknown man, who was not arrested, was bought and paid for by the “usual suspects”. (r. a. note)
Baltimore Sun.com By Christina Tkacik Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018
A man shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night.
Audience member Rich Scherr said the outburst during intermission prompted fears that it was the beginning of a shooting. The man, who had been seated in the balcony, began shouting “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump.”
Immediately after that, “People started running,” Scherr said. “I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go.’”
Police were called and security escorted the man out a few minutes later, a police spokeswoman said, and the show continued. But Scherr, 49, said it was hard to focus on the play after that. “My heart was just racing. I didn’t even really pay attention to the second act.” The man was not arrested, a police spokeswoman said.
Scherr, who is a contributing sportswriter for The Baltimore Sun, posted a video from after the incident onto Facebook.
“Fiddler” tells the story of a Jewish family as it faces persecution in tsarist Russia. It’s based on “Tevye the Dairyman,” a fictional story originally written in Yiddish. The play opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday in Baltimore.
Howard Libit, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said the incident was concerning to the Jewish community, and he understood why theater-goers worried the outburst could have signaled the start of a more violent episode.
“Things like that anywhere, much less crowded theaters, is a really potentially dangerous thing, you know. We’re all very sensitive and concerned in the wake of the recent shootings,” Libit said. “Shouting that seems to be the equivalent of shouting ‘fire’ in a theater, or shouting ‘bomb.’”
Full article here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bs-md-ci-hippodrome-20181114-story.html Via: DML news.com