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Jul 21, 2012 3:39 PM by Matt Stafford

Bomb squads in Denver get past two explosives, more to disarm

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Details are coming out about how a bomb squad is taking apart the booby trapped apartment of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.

A law enforcement official, citing the ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press and says officers disarmed one explosive with a "water shot," a device that emits a shock wave and water,

Police said earlier they had "defeated" another explosive attached to a trip wire but did not say how they did it.

The official said the apartment appears to have three types of explosives: jars filled with accelerants, chemicals that would explode when mixed together and more than 30 "improvised grenades" that resemble commercially available aerial fireworks shells.

Officers are evaluating the second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera.

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