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    Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    The “Joker” had a sick escape plan.

    “Dark Knight’’ madman James Holmes thought he could make a clean getaway after slaughtering 12 moviegoers at a midnight showing of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colo., but got tripped up by his faulty devices and eagle-eyed police officers.

    The killer, 24, had set a timer to turn on his apartment’s stereo at full volume before he left on his deadly mission, hoping neighbors would complain to cops.

    Then, when police got to his home, they’d be killed by his booby traps, diverting attention from the theater, where he could go on killing — and still have time to escape dressed as an Aurora police SWAT-team member, law-enforcement sources told The Post yesterday.

    “The guy was a mad scientist,” a source said. “There was a magnetic switch [in his apartment so that] when the door opens up, it would trip a chemical container into another chemical container that would ignite the cans of gasoline and light up the whole place and kill the cops.”
    But Holmes’ diabolical plot failed because of a series of miscalculations.
    First, cops didn’t respond to the noise in the apartment — where trip wires crisscrossed the pad and canisters of explosive liquids and scores of mortars shaped like bullets were strewn about.

    Had the trap worked, fireball alone would have blown up and consumed the entire third floor of the apartment building,” a source told the LA Times.
    Holmes told cops about the bombs after his arrest, bolstering the theory that he had laid his trap so he could wreak more havoc at the theater before making a getaway.


    Pyscho Colorado 'gunman' planned getaway by using booby traps, SWAT gear - NYPOST.com


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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    What the hell. This kid was simply aiming to kill as many people as possible in as many ways as possible. The entire third floor of the building would have likely been killed too.
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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    This is just like the shooter of the Arizona congresswoman.

    Unfortunately, what can you do about these people until they do something?

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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    What the hell. This kid was simply aiming to kill as many people as possible in as many ways as possible. The entire third floor of the building would have likely been killed too.
    That's not exactly how the story reads. The apartment building was a calculated divererson which was supposed to explode before he started the killing at the theater. It genuinely appears that this individual planned (and thought he was going to) get away....


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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    I guess we should be fortunate that some of his plans failed, that the gun jammed, that cops were already near the theater. Through pure luck this awful tragedy was a lot less damaging than it could have been.
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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    That's not exactly how the story reads. The apartment building was a calculated divererson which was supposed to explode before he started the killing at the theater. It genuinely appears that this individual planned (and thought he was going to) get away....
    Well I mean I know the apartment was a divereson, but we are talking about putting an entire third floor on fire. It simply could have been his apartment and maybe his neighbors, but the entire floor?
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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I guess we should be fortunate that some of his plans failed, that the gun jammed, that cops were already near the theater. Through pure luck this awful tragedy was a lot less damaging than it could have been.
    My understanding is that this is the drum style magazine attached to his primary weapon (AR-15?). Notorious for jamming. Which isn't hard to imagine just looking at it....




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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well I mean I know the apartment was a divereson, but we are talking about putting an entire third floor on fire. It simply could have been his apartment and maybe his neighbors, but the entire floor?
    Pretty safe conclusion that he's a nutter. But it is sounding more and more like he was literally trying to create a Batman movie caliber masacre/disaster. And then disappear into the night like a "Jokeresque" Batman arch-villian.

    Getting a little creepy. Creepier yet because it doesn't look he was all that far away from pulling it off. Dunno. Guess we can expect more details from the investigation and the trial....


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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Pretty safe conclusion that he's a nutter. But it is sounding more and more like he was literally trying to create a Batman movie caliber masacre/disaster. And then disappear into the night like a "Jokeresque" Batman arch-villian.

    Getting a little creepy. Creepier yet because it doesn't look he was all that far away from pulling it off. Dunno. Guess we can expect more details from the investigation and the trial....
    Yeah, it is a shame that both Batman movies were with tragic deaths.
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    Re: Aurora shooting...Holmes had planned to escape.

    If only he applied his intellect towards helping human life, instead of taking it..

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