Police disable trip wire and explosive in shooting suspect’s apartment

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Authorities have successfully disarmed one potentially deadly trip wire and explosive device in Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes' apartment.

Aurora Police: "We have been successful defeating the trip wire" Trip wire was set up to kill a person. #AuroraShooting

— Justin Lear (@CNNJustin) July 21, 2012

APD: Trip wire was set to detonate and kill anyone who entered alleged #theatershooting gunman's apt. "This is serious stuff"

— Dana Coffield (@denpostdana) July 21, 2012

But the threat from the booby-trapped apartment isn't over yet.

Police says they first trip wire successfully disarmed. Many more to go #aurora

— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) July 21, 2012

#aurora police…Holmes door was booby trapped to kill whoever opened it.

— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) July 21, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the operation and update as more details emerge.

Update:

Police are preparing for a controlled detonation.

UPDATE: Media is advised to stand behind their vehicles as a precaution when the controlled detonation occurs.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

We are confident in our safety perimeter; this is just as an extra precaution for the safety of the media in the area

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

UPDATE: Peoria Street CLOSED, Reverse 911 Calls going out, controlled detonation in 15 mins.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

UPDATE: Three air horn blasts will be warning of detonation.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

Success!

UPDATE: Detonation was successful

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

The controlled detonation was successful. Streets now open.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

Further detonations may be necessary. Keep an eye on @AuroraPD for the latest.

UPDATE: Possibility of more controlled detonations. We will keep you updated. Peoria Street is OPEN.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

Update:

The Aurora Police Department reports that all hazards have been removed from Holmes's apartment and that residents of the four other buildings in the apartment complex are cleared to return to their homes.

UPDATE: All hazards have been removed from the Paris Street location.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

UPDATE: All evacuated residents are permitted to return home except for 1690 Paris Street.

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 21, 2012

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