Police at Home of Colorado Suspect Disarm Major Threats
Federal and local authorities on Saturday began disarming the booby-trapped apartment of a man suspected in the deadly mass shooting at a movie theater here, neutralizing many of the sophisticated explosive contraptions in his apartment while trying to preserve evidence that might offer insight into the rampage.
Sgt. Cassidee Carlson of the Aurora Police Department said Saturday afternoon that bomb specialists had eliminated the major threats in the apartment, making it safe to enter.
But “there still remains all kinds of hazards inside the apartment,” Sergeant Carlson said at an afternoon briefing. “We will remain here for hours to collect evidence and mitigate those hazards.”
Police had disabled a second triggering device, she said, but the only way of knowing if all threats had been eliminated would be by entering the apartment.
Initial spasms of shock and anger turned to raw, open sadness here on Saturday as police completed the grim task of informing families whose relatives were among at least a dozen people who died in the shooting early Friday during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”