Bomb units working to enter shooting suspect's apartment
Suspect's apartment rigged with explosives
- Duration 5:42
- Date Jul 21, 2012
Suspect's apartment rigged with explosives
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Adam Housley live right now outside that apartment complex here Colorado -- Yeah I don't give you a live look right now type -- bomb technicians are outside a misstep away were about a block away we are not downwind were up wind from where this explosion could take place you can see.
This is the way the scene has been for about 24 hours -- amid a little bit longer.
You can see some of the fire equipment at Sears stationary that took a ladder truck is still parked outside they just put up a -- so some of the bomb technicians can.
Get out of the sun and go through the the -- here there are number of federal agencies here their local agencies here.
You can see the fire trucks emergency crews -- ambulances this entire area you're looking at right now -- been evacuated five different apartment buildings that we know of it's another surrounding homes.
Have all been evacuated were standing next to the nearest apartment home it has not been evacuated people -- -- outside.
Like getting a look at trying to get a look at what's going on down the street com he -- seen a number of firefighters go in the first apartment lower right.
-- they broke the window laden have gone in and out of that apartment through that window that is not James homes apartment that's the way they are entering.
This apartment complex.
The issue really comes down to this is they're trying to figure out where to start and that was the issue yesterday -- continues today.
You have a number difference literary devices -- -- wouldn't it appears inside.
You've got a ton of of bottles the size of Coke bottles filled with some sort of -- -- -- in a connected with wires you have trip wires all over the place we're told.
Are they say it seems to be just a mess of stuff inside including balloons.
Filled with some sort of power -- the idea is maybe that is gunpowder set to go off Heidi again if somebody was to -- something inside that apartment.
Com one of the theories that they're looking at doing is basically putting a small bowl explosive device of the road inside.
Let it go off and see what happens -- the give them a starting point because really that's the issue here.
To find that starting point to get in there and -- basically piecemeal their way through.
But if they don't have a place to start without tripping something and that doesn't do any good either so you can see there's eight a number of people still outside here.
We see people come and go.
I do know from talking to federal authorities they were some some of the -- conditions were here as early 6 AM this morning but they had a meeting.
They spent several hours first going over things and talking about what they're going to do.
Then they came out in in mass and had since I had a chance to see the area see the location.
And that gives him a better idea of maybe their plan of attack but as you can see John here this is gonna be going -- for some time.
As we -- we were told maybe they might try to do something this hour.
But it doesn't seem like that's the case right now they haven't.
-- pulled back some of -- you can see some of the firefighters even cleaning up to this offense in the parking lot -- -- -- the parking lot of this apartment complex.
Hi and they'll have their helmets on so that tells me did not planning on doing it anytime in the near future because of course they would.
Peter come back or put on some sort of protective equipment I looked on the street even further on a certain academic Jeremy -- below that sign.
Below the sizes this block you couldn't wait -- a distance you can do is more of the the bomb technicians that are by the back of an SUV they have a a -- over the top of them as I mentioned to get out of the summit is pop that up -- right behind.
The hook and ladder truck that was used yesterday to peer into the window.
But James homes apartment.
They -- going down the sidewalk you see a number of other police officers from the Aurora.
Police department that are here know they've also been supported by the sheriff's department as well -- some of the other surrounding agencies.
-- that whole area you're looking at right now is evacuated if you are somebody who was -- that area.
You would not be allowed in their right now and all you're out -- people out in here are emergency personnel and this is the scene -- more than -- -- some of the fire but we'll be here on the sidewalk.
Some of the breathing apparatus is used by a firefighters and they have the preparation for that too because what.
If everything goes as planned having it again there aren't really sure what the -- -- point but -- -- goes perfectly the idea would be.
Firefighters we ready to go in -- -- fire was to start to put it out of course but they would be able to take each one of these devices out one by one and a specialized.
About truck to take it out to an area bury -- in sand and then set it off that's.
Would be the ideal we don't know if that will happen of course -- -- hasn't started yet.
Bomb but that would be the perfect.
Possibility for -- technicians and and those dealing with this situation right now job.
He had just.
It's clear -- -- they can get away without setting off some kind of detonating charge or you know any kind of an explosion in that apartment they would for.
-- to do it that way because they would very much like to get -- there.
And call that place for evidence.
Absolutely there's two things a look at here still anybody -- surrounding apartments to lose their stuff I mean you don't want it.
Of course set off any other type of issues we have a fire -- -- the complex down so there's that issue they don't want to cause any damage anybody's it isn't.
The bigger issue as you mentioned John is they don't want to damage the crime scene.
They wanna do what they can to get as much information out there I mean does James Holmes had a computer -- they have had a chance to get too -- I assume he would.
Does he has some other information -- does -- have some notes I mean you know we did talk to authorities early on yesterday and told about his part this apartment and we're told.
He told them some other stuff and then of course -- get a -- stop talking.
So maybe he alluded to some of the things of that apartment maybe -- -- why he's done this maybe those notes those Internet information is all in there that they can confirm -- this is some guy is saying this is actually what he was believing how there's all sorts of different pieces of evidence that -- inside that apartment and -- -- of course try to secure that as best as possible.
The first thing to safety the second thing is securing -- and the third thing would be trying to save the building off of all we all of all the damage that could possibly happen so yeah at this -- they do not want to set that off if they don't have to job.
All right Adam Housley live outside that apartment building where that very tense situation.
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