Running updates on the operation to breach the apartment of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes:
11: 17 a.m. - Aurora Police have advised media to stand behind their vehicles. They are confident in the safety of the perimeter, but are advising this extra precaution.
11:35 a.m. - Expecting an airhorn blast in 5-10 minutes; and then a detonation.
11:40 a.m. - Peoria St. is closed.
11:44 - The controller detonation has happened.
11:47 a.m. - Detonation was successful. Peoria is now reopened.
The living room of the 800-square-foot apartment is littered with about 30 softball-sized improvised explosive devices, according to a bomb technician at the scene.
Bomb technicians used a water bottle device to disable the “9D trip device” in the apartment, according to a source at the scene. They sent the device in with a robot, the robot dropped the water device and then retreated.