Broken Arrow’s Tactical Electronics company has been aiding the FBI and Aurora police in the Colorado movie theater shooting investigation.
According to the company’s President/ CEO, Tim Thorton, his company’s equipment has helped law enforcement agencies identify the booby traps inside the apartment of the suspected shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes. The tactical camera systems provided agents with information about the dangerous conditions inside the apartment.
Thornton told FOX23 in an email that FOX News shows a picture of his company’s pole camera being used to check inside Holmes’ apartment from the outside window. Thornton has also taken several screen shots from a live feed showing the agents using his company’s equipment.
Thorton said agents have been sending him messages through the weekend, thanking him for his tactical systems and complimenting him on how well they are working. Thorton also said Federal, State and military organizations use his company’s tactical camera systems.
Holmes apartment was rigged with explosives and lined with trip wires. Those were designed to kill whoever entered the apartment. Aurora and other federal officials have said the apartment’s explosives were “very sophisticated.”
Officials in Aurora announced the apartment was disarmed late on Saturday. Controlled detonations were set off using a robot.