It's been two days since 24-year old, former PhD student James Holmes opened fire in a packed, midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, killing 12 and injuring 59, and disturbing details continue to surface concerning Holmes' booby-trapped apartment.
According to a law enforcement official connected with the case, Holmes' apartment was decorated with Batman paraphernalia, including a poster and a Batman mask.
The same official revealed that 30 grenades containing home-made mixtures of explosive powders, jars containing explosive liquids and .223- and .40-caliber bullets were found in Holmes' third-floor North Aurora residence, all connected by criss-crossing 'trip' wires.
Aurora Chief of Police Dan Oates expressed that the apartment's explosives and connecting wires were set up in such a way that they were designed to kill anyone who attempted entry… so most likely a first responder (policeman/fireman).
Various chemical compounds and 10 gallons of gasoline were also found in the apartment, which would have greatly exacerbated ANY explosion, and could potentially have released harmful toxins into the local atmosphere!
Thank goodness the courageous and wonderful team of bomb experts, firemen and other officials were able to disarm the apartment before anyone else was harmed due to James Holmes' psychotic agenda.
Just… unbelievably tragic.
[Image via AP Images.]
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