Campus research buildings evacuated after shooting

AP News
Posted: Jul 20, 2012 4:23 PM
Campus research buildings evacuated after shooting

DENVER (AP) — Police have evacuated two research buildings at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where the suspect in the Colorado shootings was a graduate student.

University of Colorado-Denver Police Chief Doug Abraham sent a campus-wide email Friday ordering all non-essential personnel to leave the campus or stay home.

Abraham says it's a precaution and there is no reason to believe staff or students are at risk. The evacuation order is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.

James Holmes has been identified as the suspected shooter at a nearby movie theater Friday in Aurora. Until recently, he studied neuroscience at the University of Colorado-Denver graduate school.

Abraham says Holmes' building access was terminated in June and that he was in the process of completing withdrawal paperwork.