Police working to enter suspect's booby-trapped apartment
Colo. police have disarmed first trip wire at Holmes' apartment
- Duration 5:56
- Date Jul 21, 2012
Colo. police have disarmed first trip wire at Holmes' apartment
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Got to go to Adam -- -- just a blocker so -- From James homes apartment and you have been hearing -- those explosions there Adam tell us more.
That's right our double -- -- -- it was about twenty minutes ago where about a blocker so to the south department can't listen to step away and give you an idea where we're located at vantage point.
I you can see the -- a ladder truck is taken in four different individuals.
Ought to be our apartment complex a third story apartment where James Holmes has a booby -- the entire place study -- -- police department tells they've been successful so far on a number of things if at three different explosions the first to we heard.
Maybe an hour and a half ago about ten minutes apart.
There are very low as if you heard.
Fireworks in the distance you were a far away from fireworks display.
The one we heard twenty minutes ago was allowed baying and it was significant.
You had everybody take cover before hand.
And then the explosion took place we're told all three were significantly successful for.
The -- -- police department for ATF for FBI for the the Mac and the massive number of agencies -- dealing with this.
What they had to do was basically find a starting point to get into their odds of this apartment the entire apartment has booby trapped from floor to ceiling -- wires all over the place.
There are bottles the size of Coke bottles still with liquid there -- balloons with white powder there are shells.
Shotgun shells and other types of weaponry that's laying around -- their papers this place basically is a rat's nest of stuff.
And so what they have to do was find a way to start to get a starting point so technicians so bomb.
Robots can get in there.
And tried to -- defuse a situation by truck and at same time trying to secure is much of this evidence as absolutely possible.
But the big deal really this morning.
As operation goes on was the first -- information we heard after that first little explosion which was the door to the department of James Holmes was set and this is a quote.
Tick chill the first person that it opened that opened it.
And we -- the neighbor almost open that door we also know that police almost open that door and thankfully no one did because it -- set off.
Definitely situation here that would have killed or maimed a number of people by the evacuation area now.
Police are very -- and secure with that they're very happy with all the evacuation situation and about basically a blocker to all -- apartment complex has been totally.
There's nobody in -- it's super bomb technicians and immersive emergency personnel we do expect more explosions according to the -- police department as they -- -- to make their way through this apartment.
And tried to somehow secure everything inside without any significant damage evidence or surrounding apartment.
And -- indeed Adam because hopefully there will be many answers inside of that apartment.
And and as you're talking about how these controlled explosions in detonations have been taking place.
Fortunately they've been going very well because as -- by all accounts of the folks there on the ground.
They're all baffled and very surprised by the sophistication level of those booby traps inside of that apartment.
Yes they they are I mean -- this guy obviously has been some time doing some research.
-- -- we've been -- -- like this before both here and overseas.
And this has to be the most intricate I've ever seen icing you know super -- as -- Israel and all over the US.
For different -- -- covered over the years this one.
A from all indications is extremely.
Extremely delicate you don't we have the Nat sound -- that -- what we heard.
I don't forget that you have for ya all reading we can listen to that when we get it.
But it would give you don't allow pop idea what we all hurt out here you know the police department did say for those who might be a little afraid.
Take cover behind cars they felt we receive a safe location so we did not -- we saw people that were closer buckling firefighters that took positions with their full gear on behind their trucks to ensure that nothing we don't know shrapnel or any -- them out of threaten their lives but would have come their way again the good news we know least four technicians that have been taken in via.
The fire truck latter we've watched him go -- And those four were inside we know they're the they're for the people working on the situation we do -- that Nat sound that Nat.
What what is satellite for us out here for those that television industry how.
It's what Nat sound as.
Right there -- that boom just that's what we heard out here pretty loud -- it was pretty loud and it was settled much louder than we heard from the two previous earlier in the day heartfelt.
And -- Adam of course they can't be cautious enough there.
On the ground I know that they've evacuated five buildings surrounding.
Bill Holmes is apartment area and I know you would have been respect he was along with the other media and other reporters out there right -- indeed the word of the day there because clearly.
This this apartment was trapped too as you said kill as many people as possible -- -- as many as people as possible.
And just -- just create more of that of that reign of terror that has already been.
Affected there the people of -- -- Colorado.
Absolutely I mean this guy I was planning on trying to hurt and kill as many people as possible that we've seen a situation before they when they get the apartment looks -- -- it's a place where this.
Maybe a bomb it looks very intricate and when they get -- they realize it it was all look there was no substance to it in this case there is absolute substance we've heard it.
And -- -- conditions have seen it.
And the idea is again make him the number one priority since we're going gets hurt these guys there's risking their lives these men and women are risking their lives to try and make sure that this place is secure to try to save as much evidence as possible mean they are doing and operation right now that is is so delicate and so difficult.
It's a hundred degrees out here I mean you add that element into the factor him -- there wearing.
-- flak jackets are wearing helmets mean they're not dressed liked so this is a very difficult operation will continue to update you throughout the day.
And as we know more information -- will come decimal which gets here hopefully more successful explosions as they.
Alleviate the situation yes.
Indeed Adam -- -- thank you very much for that update there.
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