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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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46.

KnuckleDragger    

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.


Bet the rent more than triples on that apartment.

789 days ago
47.

Travis Fields    

STOP even mentioning this low life loser and what he did. Reporting like this just makes this s*** into what he/she wants to be... a worthless celebrity. I access the TMZ site and his pic is everywhere. STOP!!! There is no reason to give this failure of a human any press. Talking about the story helps no one and simply glorifies his actions.

789 days ago
48.

oink    

Sounds like theres alot of people posting that are just like James Holmes. go look in a mirror and see if your hair is red. also you have a small penis. you want to kill him, well he wanted to kill them so you are just like him.

789 days ago
49.

misfit    

I come to this site to get AWAY from news like this, this isn't CNN Harvey.

789 days ago
50.

Baker    

I think we need to start having training classes for the public on how to handle these types of situations. I think if a bunch of those people in the theater would have rushed this guy they could have stopped the killing much earlier. To continue to cower while he shoots people is not the right thing to do. If several people rushed him and overpowered him yes some would have gotten shot but I think he would have gone down and other people would have joined in to subdue him to stop the killing. We have to fight back against these killers. The same things are happening in colleges all over this country. I say bum rush the shooter with as many people as possible.

789 days ago
51.

santana.ortega1    

we're giving him what he wants- attention.stop making him happy and move on to something else people.

789 days ago
52.

KB    

This makes me sick, this guy IS NOT A CELEBRITY. Dont give him any attention.

789 days ago
53.

BOHOE    

Any relation to Katie Holmes ............

789 days ago
54.

boricua4669    

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789 days ago
55.

Disgusted    

I was shocked to see that you have ranked James Holmes as the 1st "celebrity" on your list. You're giving him exactly what he wanted by mass murdering innocent people and a child...his official celebrity status. He is alive and knows this and it makes him happy. It's what he wanted. It is an insult to the family members of the victims and the talented actors who've actually earned their celebrity status. Take this down immediately or I will start a petition to get the attention of millions of people who do NOT consider James "monster" Holmes a "celebrity" in any shape or form. It is in bad taste for you to list him as such. I am so disappointed in TMZ.

789 days ago
56.

LindaLou    

By publishing his name and picture, the media (including TMZ) are giving this guy the attention he wanted. Please stop. Call him the "perpetrator" or "lowlife" or something, but stop giving him the glory of fame.

789 days ago
57.

Disgusted    

I was shocked to see that you have ranked James Holmes as the 1st "celebrity" on your list. You're giving him exactly what he wanted by mass murdering innocent people and a child...his official celebrity status. He is alive and knows this and it makes him happy. It's what he wanted. It is an insult to the family members of the victims and the talented actors who've actually earned their celebrity status. Take this down immediately or I will start a petition to get the attention of millions of people who do NOT consider James "monster" Holmes a "celebrity" in any shape or form. It is in bad taste for you to list him as such. I am so disappointed in TMZ.

789 days ago
58.

Help Farrah!    

Farrah Soudani was shot at the theatre in Aurora CO. She was also hit by the explosion of the gas canisters. She received critical injuries and is in ICU. She has had 2 surgeries and is hanging in there. This family needs all the prayers and positive energy they can get. A site has been set up to help with her medical expenses, she has no insurance. If any of you can help them please visit http://www.gofundme.com/W6WHC#description. There are updates there on her condition and you can make a donations or send her your positive thought.

789 days ago
59.

T-to-the-J    

So glad that no one got hurt at this psycho's apartment. I initially thought death penalty but I think living in prison for the rest of his life either getting beat up by other inmates or in fear for his life is far worse punishment than death. Death is too easy for this a-hole. May he burn in hell and have a life that he lives in fear of getting beat up or death by other inmates. F U James Holmes.

789 days ago
60.

kitnplayn    

The most bizarre thing stated above, is that the shooter would warn anyone about the booby trap, when the whole point of the booby trap was to catch victims off-guard. Did the shooter ultimately feel sorry for his actions (which would indicate it wasn't a mental health issue), or is it true that he was a brainwashed plant by the anti-gun lobbyists? Makes you want to take a second thought about that rumor.

789 days ago
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