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Police say Colorado suspect’s apartment booby trapped

July 20, 2012, 10:45 a.m. Updated July 20, 2012, 4:49 p.m.

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This photo provided by the University of Colorado shows James Holmes. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery says 24-year-old Holmes, who police say is the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, was studying neuroscience in a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado-Denver graduate school. Holmes is suspected of shooting into a crowd at a movie theater killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, authorities said.

This photo provided by the University of Colorado shows James Holmes. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery says 24-year-old Holmes, who police say is the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, was studying neuroscience in a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado-Denver graduate school. Holmes is suspected of shooting into a crowd at a movie theater killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, authorities said.

— Police say the apartment of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Denver area movie theater is booby trapped, so they've evacuated five surrounding buildings.

Colorado firefighters say they're monitoring an apartment building for gases in an effort to determine what chemicals one of its residents might have used to booby trap the place, in case they go off.

The man, 24-year-old James Holmes, is the suspect in a mass shooting early Friday at a movie theater about four miles away.

Aurora Fire Chief Chris Henderson says "it's a pretty extensive booby trap" and investigators aren't sure what it's attached to. He says there are trip wires and three containers and they don't know what's inside.

Henderson says if there is a detonation that causes a fire, firefighters will fight it from the outside of the building.

Surrounding buildings have been evacuated.

Comments

Richard Payton 2 years, 9 months ago

I heard they police had to enter the apartment by the window because of the booby traps.

kusp8 2 years, 9 months ago

This is messed up. Prayers an condolences to all involved!!

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