FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Police: Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect's Apartment 'Booby Trapped'

July 20, 2012  | 

After he was arrested at the scene, the suspect in last night's deadly Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting reportedly made a statement to police about explosives being in his apartment. Police are now searching his residence with robots and have evacuated the building and five around it.

Police Chief Dan Oates told the Denver Post the explosive devices were "pretty sophisticated."

The 24-year-old suspect in the shooting that left at least 12 people dead and 38 wounded was arrested in the movie theater parking lot still wearing a gas mask and ballistic vest. He has been identified as James Holmes, 24.

Read the full story at the Denver Post.

Related:

Colorado Theater Shooting: More Details Emerge

Colorado Batman Movie Shooting Suspect Was Ph.D. Student

Aurora PD Issues Press Release on Theater Shooting

Tags: Active Shooters, Aurora (Colo.) PD, 2012 Aurora Shooting, Booby Traps


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

California Officer Gravely Wounded in Early Morning Gunbattle
A San Bernardino (Calif.) PD officer shot in the head this morning near 19th Street and...
Police Work, Pregnancy Collide in Ky. Town
A pregnant Kentucky officer's request for desk duty when she was five months pregnant was...
Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's...
Video: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester
A police officer who pointed a rifle at people in Ferguson on Tuesday night and threatened...
Woman Killed by Stray Police Bullet in Orlando Bar Shooting
An Orlando police officer mistakenly shot and killed an innocent woman during a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine