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Aurora police: Officers on scene in 60-90 seconds

Aurora police chief says officers arrived at movie theater shooting within 60 to 90 seconds By The Associated Press

AURORA, Colo. (AP) The police chief in the Denver suburb where a gunman shot 71 people says the suspect was arrested soon after officers arrived.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says hundreds of calls came in starting at 12:39 a.m. MDT Friday and officers were on the scene within 60 to 90 seconds.

He says 24-year-old James Holmes was taken into custody at his white Hyundai parked in back of the theater.



Oates says eventually, 200 officers responded.

The chief says officers found an AR-15 assault rifle the civilian form of the M-16 a Remington 12-guage shotgun and a .40-caliber Glock handgun in the theater and another identical handgun in the car. Oates says the gunman set off two devices to distract the crowd that released a smoke or an irritant.


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