Aurora: Police Conduct Successful Controlled Detonation Inside Shooting Suspect's Apartment


Specialists set off a small, controlled detonation inside the apartment of mass shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes on Saturday after earlier disarming a trip wire and incendiary device set to kill, police said.

A siren and shouts of "Fire in the hole" preceded the blast, and a two-man team on a fire truck ladder later peered inside the third-story apartment. Live video showed the blast blowing out part of a window, but no smoke or fire resulted.

"The controlled detonation was successful," the Aurora Police Department said in a statement. "Still more work to be done in the apartment to include dealing with other devices. There is a possibility of more controlled detonations."


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