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James Holmes

Cops Disarm First Explosive Device in His Apt.

7/21/2012 1:00 PM PDT UPDATED: 7/21/2012 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_bar 4:39 PM PT -- The Aurora PD just tweeted: "UPDATE: All hazards have been removed from the Paris Street location." Paris Street location = Holmes' apartment.

1:55 PM PT -- Police just completed a press conference where Chief Daniel Oates described the apartment by saying, "Make no mistake, this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it."

11:50 AM PT -- Police say they have "been successful in disabling a second triggering device through a controlled detonation ... Although NOT certain, we are hopeful we have eliminated the remaining major threats."

10:40 AM PT -- Cops successfully completed a controlled detonation inside the apartment. Police released a statement saying, "The controlled detonation was successful. Still more work to be done in the apartment to include dealing with other devices. There is a possibility of more controlled detonations. We will keep you updated. Streets open now."

10:30 AM PT -- Cops released a statement about the explosive, saying, "The Device was designed to kill a person if they entered. This could have been meant for law enforcement or emergency personnel."Police in Aurora, CO have disarmed the trip wire and first explosive device at the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect in Colorado shooting massacre. 

Cops have no timetable for how long it will take to disarm all the devices inside the apartment, but they are "confident" they will complete the task today.

Police say there are approximately 30 various devices inside and an additional 30 aerial shells.

Holmes told police his apartment was booby-trapped at the time of his arrest. Since then, however, police say he has been uncooperative.


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People saying if he was Middle Eastern he would be a terrorists. If he was blacks he's a thug. But, when he is White he has a mental problem. I don't think anybody wants this idiot to get off without paying for his crimes.

764 days ago


Pitty the people that live in that building.

764 days ago


The dude is crazy to begin with, and probably now going through withdrawl symptoms. Treat him like a terrorist. That's what he is!

764 days ago



Talk is cheap. He is not your child. You can talk about being merciless. When it is your son we will see how you actually act or do not act. Till then you are just grandstanding.

A healthy committed adult parent loves their child no matter what they do or do not do. It is part of what it means to be human and evolution to ensure all children's survival.

764 days ago


If he was a neroscientist where did he find the time to design a complex explosive? I personally think he was working with someone else.

764 days ago


whatever, he's a *****. They always go for the most unprotected people.

764 days ago

Mike L    

Enough with this piece of garbage. He's not cooperating, he's of no use to anybody. Just put a bullet between his eyes and that'll be that.

764 days ago


Why not brutally torture him until he tells them how to defuse them?

Also someone should shoot his parents. People don't end up like this without a seriously dysfunctional family.

764 days ago


To the Aurora bomb squad: Please save at least one explosive device to shove up this nutjobs a** before you detonate it.

764 days ago


I can't help but to wonder why he even told them his apartment was a death trap. You know, seeing that he's a diabolical killer and all. Obviously, I'm thankful he did tell them but just wondering what brought about that moment of truth.

764 days ago


Tmz you got some nerve to let a website advertise the same exact vest James was using during the rampage!! What the hell is your problem? Same website he bought if off of and everything. Wtf He was not wearing no bullet proof 1000 dollar vest like the news says. He was wearing that vest. Nothing bullet proof about it. Dip****

764 days ago


Casey Anthoney's X Lawyer Jose Baez is heading to talk to him about defending him !!!

764 days ago

disfruta de tu mierda negro que tienes mucha pasta    

te has cargado toda posibilidad de algo real por mi parte. pero como veo que estoy condenada a tus seguimientos, me acosas, y me metes camaras en clase, me llo tomaré con filosofía... hmmm. económica.
disfruta negro de merda de tus gilipolleces.

764 days ago


As a native Coloradan (Denver) living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, watching FoxNews and CNN and looking at all CO media websites for updates, I have to admit that TMZ is the only sight that I have been able to get frequent updates from - shocking to me, but true!

764 days ago


Insanity defense...crazy like a fox more like it

764 days ago
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