NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Aurora Police Department detonated shooting suspect James Holmes’ apartment building on Saturday
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At 11:45 p.m., police and firefighters attempted to enter the booby-trapped apartment. 45 minutes later, cops confirmed that they were successful in defeating the first threat, which means that they defeated the first trip wire and the first incendiary device.
Roughly an hour later, a loud blast was heard in the area, and the Aurora Police Department said that the detonation was successful at Holmes’ apartment.
“We are hopeful to have eliminated the major remaining threats,” a spokesman for the Aurora Police Department said.
He did acknowledge, however, that many hazards remain in the shooting suspect’s apartment.
Holmes is being held in what is now the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history. Twelve people were shot and killed and 59 hurt, most by gunfire — and some in the chaos as patrons…
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