Police Tackle Bombs in Aurora Suspect's Home

Candles in Aurora to remember victims (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
Candles in Aurora to remember victims (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

James Holmes, the suspect in Friday's movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., is in custody, but police are still in the midst of investigating his home. The 24-year-old's apartment is intricately rigged with explosives, according to CBS News. Police have been checking his apartment since Friday, when 12 were killed and dozens wounded at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

He says he rigged his apartment with a complex system of booby traps and explosives, and police say they have found no way of safely diffusing them.

"It is a very vexing problem how to enter that apartment safely," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says. "I personally haven't seen anything like what the pictures show us is in there. I'm a layman when it comes to bomb stuff, (but) I see an awful lot of wires, trip wires, jars full of ammunition … jars full of liquids, mortar rounds. We have a lot of challenges to get in there safely."

After spending most of Friday evacuating and scouring the complex, investigators were planning for the possibility they would have to detonate the devices, using a robot, while trying to limit the damage and salvage as much evidence as possible.


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