Surviving R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated after apparent gun threats

The screening was evacuated and postponed after an anonymous caller threatened to begin shooting at the event if it continued.

December 05, 2018
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A screening of Lifetime's upcoming Surviving R. Kelly documentary in New York was evacuated on Tuesday night after a number of gun threats were called in anonymously.

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CNN reports that the screening — which took place at the NeueHouse Madison Square — was canceled after the theater management received a "threatening phone call" which claimed that there would be a person in the theater who would begin shooting if the screening continued.

A spokesperson for the NeueHouse Madison Square said that although they believed it was a non-credible threat, they ultimately decided to postpone the event. Surviving R. Kelly is set to air on Lifetime on January 3, 4, and 5.

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