Police ID 24-Year-Old Dark Knight Suspect

James Holmes reportedly found near car behind the movie theater
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2012 7:17 AM CDT
Updated Jul 20, 2012 7:38 AM CDT
Police: Dark Night Suspect Is 24-Year-Old Male
   (P. Wedel)

(Newser) – The gas mask-wearing suspect arrested in connection with the hellish Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting is 24-year-old local resident James Holmes, ABC News reports. The Denver Post reports that police have thus far recovered a gas mask, rifle, handgun, and at least one other weapon; they also evacuated an apartment building tied to Holmes, then began searching it. KDVR reports that the suspect apparently told police the apartment contained explosives.

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Officers found the suspect near a car behind the theater, reports the AP. A rep for the city's police force said investigators don't believe anyone else was involved, and they don't believe Holmes had terrorist ties. Police have not indicated if there was a motive. (Read more Dark Knight massacre stories.)

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