Campus research buildings evacuated after shooting
Posted at: 07/20/2012 4:31 PM
| Updated at: 07/20/2012 5:13 PM
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.
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