The man who fatally shot 12 people during a midnight screening of the "The Dark Knight Rises" at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater in 2012 had his apartment booby-trapped with explosives, newly released photos from the Aurora Police Department reveal.
James Holmes had warned police of the multiple devices intended to kill anyone who went in. Bomb experts used a robot to dismantle the explosives after evacuating the residential area, the Daily Mail reported.
No one was injured while authorities disarmed the bombs.
Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole last month and, in light of his sentencing, police recently released never-before-seen photos from inside the killer's dwelling.
Authorities raided the home on July 21, 2012, just hours after the shooting occurred.
Jars of bullets, gunpowder, tangled wires, liters of gasoline and other disturbing items littered the beige carpet, as seen in the images above.
Gary Smith, who was one of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officers who went into the unit, also spent at least ten years in the Army and during that time served tours in both Iraq and Kosovo. With that experience, Smith said he "wasn't too scared" to go in.
"It doesn't surprise me to run across anything anywhere really," Smith told KUSA-TV.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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