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Police again attempt to enter shooting suspect's house

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2012 | 12:44 PM

Police in the State of Colorado, in the United States, are making a second attempt to enter the booby-trapped home of the man suspected of shooting 12 people to death and injuring 58 others at a movie theatre yesterday.

During the first attempt to enter the home of suspect James Holmes, technicians tried to disarm the traps, believed to include explosives, but aborted the move saying it would have been too dangerous.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and local police discovered Holmes flat was booby-trapped when they used a camera at the end of a 12-foot pole to look inside.

The Colorado police report that a man in a gas mask and body armour threw tear gas canisters into a movie theatre during the midnight screening of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises then fired on the crowd in Aurora, Denver.

Twenty-four year-old Holmes was arrested outside the cinema.

The police report that he was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two pistols when he launched his assault and investigators have also discovered that he bought over 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet.

Holmes is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.