EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 23, 2012

Man with arsenal of weapons arrested on his way to shoot Derry employer


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine man was stopped for speeding with an arsenal of weapons in his car and told police he attended "The Dark Knight Rises" the evening before and was headed to Derry, N.H. to shoot a former employer.

Police say 49-year-old Timothy Courtois of Biddeford was arrested after an officer clocked his car at 112 mph on the Maine Turnpike Sunday morning. A search of his car turned up an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and clippings about the Friday shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead at a midnight screening of the Batman movie.

State police say Courtois told authorities he was on his way to Derry to shoot a former employer.

Courtois was charged with speeding and having a concealed weapon. Authorities are reviewing additional charges.