Police release apartment building, theater shooting suspect’s door barred

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Door to James Holmes' apartment

Door to James Holmes' apartment

Door to Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes' apartment

Door to Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes’ apartment

AURORA, Colo. — Residents of the apartment building in Aurora where movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes lived are allowed to go back home for the first time in almost a week.

But many of them appear to be moving out of the building on Paris St.

Police took down the yellow crime scene tape Thursday that surrounded the building since Friday.

The door to Holmes’ apartment has red evidence tape on it and a couple of padlocks keep it closed.

Police say the apartment was booby-trapped and rigged with dozens of explosive devices designed to hurt or kill anyone who entered.

A few residents said they were happy to be able to return home, but most came back only to pack their things and leave.