Subject disguised as Bane kills 12 people in the U.S. premiere of Batman
Many like Batman, and the third part of the series directed by Christopher Nolan has caused great excitement. At 12 pm in Denver, United States, a crowd of people gathered to watch the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises”, many of them dressed as characters from the movie.
A man, wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest, however, was not going to see the movie. It is not known why, but at 12.39 threw a gas bomb and fired at the audience, killing 12 people and wounding 55, including children. Several of the spectators lingered a bit to realize that the shots were real, mixed with audio from the scenes of the film. Some believed at first that was part of the show’s premiere.
The suspect, identified as the medical student James Eagan Holmes (24), was arrested in the parking lot of the movies, where he surrendered without resistance. The subject was carrying a rifle, a shotgun and two pistols.
Also set booby traps in his apartment, creating a difficult situation for police. The authorities had to evacuate about five buildings and a wide area close to defuse the bombs.
The attack brought back memories to the U.S. of the 33 people killed in 2007 at Virginia Tech, and 13 dead at Columbine, also in Colorado 13 years ago. President Barack Obama called the attacks “senseless, evil and beyond reason.” It ruled that the failure is related to any terrorist organization.
Anyway, the premiere of Batman has been stained with blood in a new slaughter without explanation. Given what happened, the premiere to be held in Paris this evening was canceled, as well as their interviews with the film’s director and actors.
– Gunman attacks Batman premiere in Colorado, 12 dead (Reuters)
– Batman Shooting: Suspect’s flat booby-trapped (Sky News)
- Batman Paris premiere canceled (BBC)