Batman shootings: Police disarm suspect's home

  • Police have dismantled an incendiary device in the Colorado apartment of the man suspected of shooting dead 12 people at a Batman film screening.

    The apartment was also revealed to be booby-trapped when FBI agents and police used a camera at the end of a 12-foot pole to look inside.

    A police spokesperson warned there were other devices, adding that bomb squad personnel had set off a small explosion at the building.

    The apartment belongs to James Holmes, a 24-year-old former neuroscience student, and suspected of the killings on Friday.

    Around 58 people were also injured in the attack at the Century 16 multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

    Holmes was wearing a gas mask and opened fire after tossing tear gas canisters during the screening of The Dark Knight Rises

    The Aurora resident was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two pistols when he launched his assault. He was arrested in a parking lot outside the theater.

    Authorities have established no terrorism link, nor any motive, and found Holmes has no criminal record other than a speeding fine.

    He is scheduled to appear at Arapahoe County District Court in nearby Centennial, Colorado on Monday.