Varsity checks cinema shooter deliveries

2012-07-22 20:12
Explosives from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes are loaded with sand into a dump truck for disposal. (Alex Brandon, AP)

Explosives from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes are loaded with sand into a dump truck for disposal. (Alex Brandon, AP) (Alex Brandon)

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Aurora - The University of Colorado says it's investigating whether cinema shooting suspect James Holmes used his position as a graduate student to order materials in the potentially deadly booby traps that police say they found in his apartment.

Police say Holmes received deliveries over four months to his home and school. They haven't identified the contents.

University spokesperson Jacque Montgomery says Sunday the school is looking into those packages received at the school.

Police say Holmes opened fire in a theatre during a packed midnight showing of the new Batman movie early on Friday, killing 12 and injuring 58. It took hours for bomb experts to dismantle a complicated web of trip wires and explosives inside his apartment.

Montgomery says Holmes had withdrawn from the university's Ph D neuroscience programme without giving a reason.

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