07/23/2012

Aurora police praised for response to theater attack

Chief 'and his officers have done everything right, by the book, with great determination,' says President Obama

By Gary Strauss and Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

AURORA, Colo. — As this Denver suburb slowly emerges from the chaos and grief surrounding Friday's movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58, local police and other first responders are getting high praise for their fast response.

The suspect, James Holmes, had ample time to methodically plan his attack on a crowded movie theater and, authorities say, to rig his apartment with booby traps and explosives.

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