'Batman shooter' was 'very relaxed, detached: Cops

Jan 08, 2013, 10:40 IST | ANI

US Police officials who arrested James Holmes, the man who carried out a shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater during the screening of 'the Dark Knight Rises', have described the suspected gunman, clad in body armor, as unusually relaxed, but fidgety at times

Holmes didn''t resist arrest behind the theater and volunteered that his apartment had been booby trapped, the officers testified during the opening of a hearing.

According to the New York Daily News, officer Jason Oviatt said Holmes seemed ‘very, very relaxed’ and didn''t seem to have ‘normal emotional reactions’ to things.

The officer added that Holmes ‘seemed very detached from it all’.

When Oviatt first saw Holmes in his gear standing next to his car behind the theater, he thought he was a fellow officer, but then realized Holmes was standing still, and not rushing toward the theater.

He said Holmes was dripping in sweat and his pupils were wide open when he was handcuffed.

According to the paper, another police officer Aaron Blue said Holmes was fidgeting around after he and Oviatt put him in a patrol car, prompting them to stop and search Holmes again.

They were worried they might have missed something because of Holmes'' bulky outfit.

Homes, according to investigators, tossed two gas canisters and then opened fire during the midnight showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, killing 12 people and wounding dozens.

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