A man who burst into a Colorado theatre with guns blazing is being speculated to be an Occupier who is a member of the Black Bloc. James Holmes, 24 years old, is a drop-out Ph.D. student from the the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. He threw a canister of (suspected) tear gas into the theatre and shot randomly into the crowd, killing 12 people and injuring 50.
The movie playing was the new Batman film, The Dark Knight rises- the film portrays the Occupy movement in a negative way. There is speculation that he was a member of the Occupy movement and was involved with Black Bloc actions- this has yet to be confirmed.
Holmes was caught by police, wearing a gasmask, black clothes and apparently a bulletproof vest. Later, when police when to investigate his apartment, they found it was booby-trapped with sophisticated explosives. The apartment is currently being disarmed by police bomb specialists, and residents in the building may not be able to go home today.
I’ll publish more on this story as soon as it is available…