Sources: Violence Threatened If James Holmes Wasn't Released
9:39 AM, Jul 22, 2012
Sources close to the investigation of the Aurora theater shootings told the Call7 Investigators that the Aurora Police Department received an electronic communication that threatened violence if James Holmes wasn't released.Holmes is accused in the slayings of 12 people and the wounding of 58 others at an Aurora theater early Friday.The communication was traced through an internet protocol number to a router in Aurora. The person who lives at the address is an acquaintance of James Holmes through their program at the Anschutz Medical Campus, according to the sources.Investigators are uncertain whether the person at the address actually sent the electronic communication or if someone routed it through that address.Sources said they began looking for the fellow student Friday and they found him Saturday afternoon.He has been interviewed. It was still unclear Saturday night whether the person actually sent the threat. But, investigators in interviewing him have gained more information about James Holmes, the sources said.Late Saturday night, Aurora Police issued this statement: "An associate of Holmes was interviewed this evening. There is no reason to believe that he is involved. Further details of this investigation will not be released at this time."