Aurora police: Officers on scene in 60-90 seconds

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 4:02 PM

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The police chief in the Denver suburb where a gunman opened fire at a movie theater 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 James Holmes was taken into custody at his white Hyundai parked in back of the theater.

Oates says eventually, 200 officers responded.

He 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 that released smoke or an irritant to distract the crowd.

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