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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. 

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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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31.

thomas    

Hang him. publicly. on PayPerView, proceeds to the victims families.

737 days ago
32.

Butterfly    

WHEN WILL WE LEARN the official report of what makes this non-human TICK???

737 days ago
33.

Frankie Muhammad    

we got to find a better way to deal with our issues. I'm glad the police was on the scene. If it was not for the police responding so fast. The situation could have been worse.

737 days ago
34.

Jay W.     

Scary how the human mind can become deranged to the point of acting out in a violent, mindless rampage.


He needs to be put to sleep !

737 days ago
35.

PokerStar    

My heart goes out to the victims and their families. So sad that someone could lose all touch with reality and do something like that.

737 days ago
36.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I find it very interesting that He would kill random innocent people for no reason at all at a theatre but then tell the cops that he rigged his apartment to explode giving them the heads up to save their lives.
WTF???

737 days ago
37.

tootheache    

TMZ sure does $elling it's death-murder-tragedy porn

737 days ago
38.

oink    

Don't you People understand if he is killed before he goes to court and is convicted, it will stand, no one was offically charged and convicted of shooting & killing all those people.

Stop the damn calls for someone to kill him. Let the Courts do its Job. he will Pay !!!

737 days ago
39.

gamepro    

so many stories of this please give us something else into they sentence him

737 days ago
40.

Bob    

Someone should dress up as Batman and beat this ****ing piece of **** to death,

737 days ago
41.

Joe    

The apartment was suppose to blow up, sending cops to the location so they would not be able to respond so quickly to the theater.

737 days ago
42.

kim is a publicity whore    

how is this not an act of terrorism?
this man is def a psychopath.

737 days ago
43.

gpzjack    

If i want real news i'll go to one of the big sites ...can you please go back to showing tits and ass?

737 days ago
44.

johnnymorales    

I hope they went in there in hazmat suits. Considering he his education major, he probably had access to some pretty deadly organisms with not much effort.

737 days ago
45.

Christina    

This guy just needs to not live anymore...

737 days ago
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