Wednesday 18 October 2017

Colorado suspect’s apartment ‘booby-trapped’ - police

Police break out a window of an apartment where the suspect in the shooting lived. Photo: AP
Police break out a window of an apartment where the suspect in the shooting lived. Photo: AP
The Aurora bomb squad robot is deployed to search a suspect's car behind the Century 16 Theatre. Photo: Reuters
A SWAT team officer stands watch near an apartment building in Aurora where the suspect lived. Photo: AP
Police and bomb squad vehicles gather near an apartment house where the suspect lived in Aurora. Photo: AP
A SWAT team officer stands watch near the apartment where the suspect lived. Photo: AP

THE apartment of the man suspected in the mass shooting at a Denver-area screening of the latest Batman movie is "booby-trapped" with an array of sophisticated material, the local police chief said Friday.

Speaking at the scene where police were working to gain access to the apartment, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said: "His apartment is booby-trapped.



“We are trying to determine how to disarm the flammable or explosive material. We could be here for hours or days.



“The pictures are fairly disturbing. It looks very sophisticated, how it's booby-trapped. It could be a very long wait."



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