Man pleads not guilty to Lancaster theater stabbing

LANCASTER — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing a moviegoer in the neck with a meat thermometer during a screening of the film "Shutter Island" last month.

Landry Boullard entered the plea to one charge of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon on Friday in Lancaster Superior Court.

The victim was stabbed and suffered serious injuries after complaining about someone talking on a cell phone during the Feb. 27 screening of the Martin Scorsese film. Two others who tried to help had minor injuries.

Boullard was arrested Wednesday after the sheriff's department received an anonymous tip.

He could face life in prison if convicted on all counts.

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