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'Dark Knight' Massacre

'Sophisticated' Bomb

in Suspect's Home

7/20/2012 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops have their hands full with a "very sophisticated" booby trap bomb inside the apartment of the 'Dark Knight" shooting spree suspect.

Aurora, CO Police Chief Dan Oates just addressed the media about the explosive device they've found inside James Holmes' studio apartment.

According to Oates ... there's a lot of "explosive material" inside the apartment, and they are trying to figure out how to get inside without setting off the bomb.

Oates says they've evacuated a total of 5 buildings in the area.

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buzz kill    

One thing these sicko's seem to have in common is that they are on some kind of Rx drug for mental health issues. If you don't believe it check it out, use your computer for something other than posting on TMZ.

774 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Of course it's sophisticated, it's made by a white boy. Any other bombs made by other "kinds" would be amateurish.

774 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Wonder if cutting a hole throw the wall with a chainsaw by the adjoining room/neighbor came across their minds?

774 days ago
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Oh A 💛💋    

I still can't believe this happen ! I'm so horrified at this tragic event that just happen ! There is some really evil people in this world and that killer is one of them !

774 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

I'll bet the booby trap is the reason he surrendered. Most of these nutjobs kill themselves when they are caught. This guy probably wanted to live long enough to see the trap kill police officers. Hopefully, the bomb squad can disarm it safely.

774 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

I get that he is a loner but DIDN'T ANYBODY SUSPECT ANYTHING? He didn't get any visitors??? He didn't talk to anyone??????

He doesn't seem like the type who didn't voice his ridiculous opinions.

This is not behavior that develops overnight.

774 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Was he studying neuroscience because he knew he was crazy? Why did he quit?
TO MANY QUESTIONS...I WANT ANSWERS.

774 days ago
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FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

Booby Trap. I don't think this guy liked boobies.

774 days ago
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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

THANK GOD he didn`t blow everyone up also.LONG LIVE BATMAN

774 days ago
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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

For being a nurosciences major he sure didn`t show much logic or reasoning skills.

774 days ago
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Deana    

So people are saying with this bomb they can't go in. There is talks of putting their own inside the apartment to set it off. I think this would be a wise decision. Obviously this man is smart and it's not worth law enforcement dying over. It's just a building it can be replaced, a life cannot. Bomb that building and be done with it.

774 days ago
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Luz    

Florida Girl:
But unfortunately, this is the outcome of this kind of movies. It doesn't come out all at once, through the years of watching movies and playing video games of graphic, violent nature, it slowly makes a blueprint in your mind, and this is the outcome. I think it's part of the devil's plan to take with him all the souls he can. This doesn't have anything to see with God. The lack of responsible parenting on children makes them a target for things like this. Parents seem to find it easier to satisfy the emotional needs of their children by letting them in front of the tv watching whatever they want or playing violent games. When a child is ignored, has no one to turn to, and nobody has taken the time to teach them values and respect for life, they make the images on tv their role models. And this is what happens. People, if you know you won't be able to give your family the time and attention they deserve, then don't have children!
This movie was supposed to be a PG movie. There were children as young as 6 years old watching that movie at midnight! There was even a 3 month old baby in a movie theater at midnight. Hello??!! If parents don't control what feeds their child's mind, then, who will?
And I know this is a 24 year old man, but cases like this start at home in childhood. Someone who breaks into a place and shoots people they don't even know, or grabs a gun and kill their parents, it's because they have nothing in their subconscious stopping them. No values and no respect for anything either.
Now, I hope that the press give this guy the place he deserves in our society instead of making him a celebrity!

774 days ago

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