Colorado Shooting Suspect Had 30 Bombs Set Up in His Apartment Rigged to Explode
Mike Tobin reported from outside the apartment of shooting suspect James Holmes in Aurora, Colorado. Police say the suspect was planning not just the movie theater shooting, but a second attack meant to kill. After bomb technicians made their way into the apartment yesterday afternoon, they discovered 30 bombs rigged to kill whoever entered first. They believe he spent three weeks rigging the apartment and spent at least two months online making purchases prior to July 20th’s deadly attack.
Some of the bombs were reconfigured from fireworks and there were other devices filled with gasoline to cause a big fire when they exploded. Other devices were filled with chemicals
that would explode when they were mixed. The trip wires were not just at the front door, but trip wires went across the living room leading to a central control panel.
Once police and bomb technicians were able to enter the apartment, they carried out some of the explosives and loaded them into a dump truck filled with sand. It was driven to a remote location south of the apartment where they had a number of devices set up so they could explode everything in a controlled environment. They were successful in doing so.
Investigators entered the apartment to collect evidence and around 8 p.m. MDT, Tobin says they took out a laptop which they hope will give them an abundance of evidence. Police have no released his book photo, but tomorrow morning, Holmes will make his first appearance in court.