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

790 days ago


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

790 days ago

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.

790 days ago

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 !

790 days ago


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.

790 days ago


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.

790 days ago


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

790 days ago


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 !!!

790 days ago


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

790 days ago


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

790 days ago


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.

790 days ago

kim is a publicity whore    

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

790 days ago


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

790 days ago


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.

790 days ago


This guy just needs to not live anymore...

790 days ago
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