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911 Dispatchers Prep For Batman-Fueled Calls In Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Dressed as Batman, Griffin Reina sends a text while waiting at the Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego Sunday, July 24, 2011. On the other side of the country, emergency operators in Pittsburgh, Pa., are preparing for an uptick in 911 calls due to the filming of a new Batman movie. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) | AP

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Emergency dispatchers in Pittsburgh are preparing to take calls from residents who may be unprepared for fake gun shots, explosions and other mayhem while the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" films at various city locations.

That's why DeMichiei is telling residents, "If you hear shots fired or a disturbance or gunfire ... call 911 and report it and we'll figure it out."

Traffic is expected to be affected, too, as some streets will be closed for filming and so crews can put down fake snow for some scenes.



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