July 23, 2012

Robots Assist in Aurora Bomb Disposal


Last Friday, a robot was sent in to James Holmes' apartment by the bomb squad that placed a "water shot," a device that emits liquid and shock wave, near the main explosive device. When set off, this successfully deactivated it. FBI Lab experts determined that a trip wire would have been used to mix two liquids that would be set off when the door was open.

A robot with camera was used to check out the suspect's car and further study chemicals, aerial shells and other objects that could detonate or burn in the apartment before humans stepped in. More than 100 bomb technicians, chemists, ATF agents, local police and firefighters have been working on the case. Police retrieved personal items for some of the residents as they have not yet been allowed to return.

Via Denver Post

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 23, 2012 11:22 AM
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