DHAKA: A masked gunman has shot dead at least 12 people and wounded 70 others at a showing of new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in the US state of Colorado.
Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora said on Friday they had arrested a 24-year-old local man in a car park nearby in possession of a rifle, handgun and a knife.
James Holmes, 24 is currently in custody, being questioned by the police.
Speaking to Al Jazeera from Aurora, reporter Leanne Gregg said officials were scrambling to for more information on Holmes.
"He is 24 years old. He recently filled out a rental form in which he described himself as `easy going`. He`s from the San Diego area and police are now speaking with members of his family to learn what might have led to the alleged attack."
"We were told by police that he gave himself up willingly," she added.
They arrested the alleged gunman following chaotic scenes at a movie theatre at a local mall on Friday.
James Holmes, 24 was a PhD student of neuroscience at the University of Colorado
He lived in an apartment in the north of Aurora, only five miles from the cinema
He has no previous criminal record and is in police custody
"This is a horrific event," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told a news conference, saying there was no evidence of a second gunman.
BDST: 0835 HRS, July 21, 2012
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