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everyone is around the country and our hearts are with everyone in aurora and we'll bring you more details throughout the day on fox news channel and tomorrow morning. we'll be back. >> eric: say a prayer, go to church and say a prayer for all the victims and their families. >> alisyn: thanks, eric. >> steve: nor news, now right here on fox news channel. >> jamie: good morning, a "fox news alert," new details this morning on the movie theatre massacre in colorado. now, we are learning the gunman's assault rifle reportedly jammed during the attack on moviegoers. and that forced them to switch to a less powerful weapon, possibly saving many lives. investigators also say at this point, they believe the alleged shooter, james holmes, acted alone in an attack he planned for months and the community of aurora, colorado is holding a vigil for the 12 people killed in the shooting, many say they are trying to stay strong and move forward and here's a few of their comments. >> this is... this is my... i
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want to explain to my little kids about the compassion and pray for, for all neighbors. >> to let people know, you know, there is hope out there. it is a safe world, don't let something like this confine you to your home. >> the member of the family will be gone but their memories will always live in my heart. >> jamie: good morning, i'm jamie colby, clearly a community that has come together. >> eric: that's nation has, i'm eric sean, welcome to a brand new hour inside of america's news headquarters. there are prayers from the pulpits and the pews across the country for the victims and their families after this unspeakable act. and this afternoon, president obama will head to colorado to meet with the families of those who were killed. mike tobin continues his reporting live in aurora with the latest details and we are learning more about what really was a fortified arsenal that
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holmes made in his apartment. >> reporter: we know now he spent at least two months making purchases and three weeks wiring up the apartment behind me here into a death trap and here's some of what we know was inside. 30 homemade bombs. those were fashioned from fireworks, retrofitted so they could become a deadly weapon, gasoline bombs in there and chemicals that would explode when mixed according to police and a trip wire was at the door and the living room was crisscrossed with a number of trip wires and they all went into a central control panel. even people at the theatre, 3.8 miles away from this location, said the attack seemed methodical and planned. >> the muzzle flash of the gun... at the time i thought it was still fireworks and, then i got hit here and realized it was something far more serious. it was cold and calculated, definitely and it seemed very
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methodical. >> reporter: steven barton, bicycling across the country with a friend and they decided to stop in and see a movie. on that fateful night. eric? >> eric: you talked about first thinking it was fireworks and now we hear that his gun may have jammed? >> reporter: the ar-15 assault rifle, which is similar to the m-16 or m-4, soldiers carry and, he had it outfitted with a high capacity drum-type magazine where the bullets are stored in a circle, capable of carrying 100 rounds and firing off at rapid-fire and that would be consistent with what we heard from inside the theatre and now we have the information that at some point the magazine jammed. and he still had with him the 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of the .40 caliber glock side arms, eric. >> eric: all right, mike, we'll get the latest from you throughout the day as police continue this horrible investigation. thanks so much. jamie? >> jamie: police say james holmes planned this attack with quotas, we heard from the witness, calculation and
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deliberation, for months, box after box delivered to his home and at work from a series of internet orders and for more insight into how investigators will piece together the crime, let's bring in mark harold, a former police officer and attorney, good morning to you, sir. >> how are you? >> jamie: saddened, to be honest and i wonder how many people like this alleged shooter may be out there, right now. in your estimation, as an investigator, how long do you think he was preparing for this? >> i'll figure it out based on the receipts and there is a long history of internet searches and, like was said, a lot was delivered to his house and they'll be able to trace it back and some of what he had are not easy items and some too easy to get but the bottom line, they'll have a long history of what he had delivered and why what he had delivered and when he ordered it, they'll be able to piece together what was most likely a long curve on his planning here and it is deliberative and will take a lot to piece it together and they'll
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see if he had assistance in getting something he shouldn't have been able to get it and it is not easy what he did, wiring it up and he may have had help. >> jamie: and they are looking at that and questioned someone else but are not calling it a suspect. we are looking at the detonation. which was done at a separate location, after what i believe was the most painstaking recovery of evidence i have ever seen at his apartment. it took two days, it took teams from all over the country. what specifically might have been in the apartment that will change anything? don't they have enough evidence alone from the movie theatre. >> they have enough evidence, it would seem from the witnesses and the physical evidence of what he did in theatre, however the planning of the incendiary devices, most likely boopy traps for law enforcement, he knew he'd be caught or thought he'd be dead after the fact, those could be federal charges and it may not just be the evidence they collect for what he did at the movie theatre, may expand the amount of charges and types
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of charges he faces based on what was in the apartment and not only what he did en the theatre. >> jamie: initially there were reports he was cooperating with authorities and louder up and he wasn't. in terms of developing a possible motive, what are the questions that authorities will ask him and what investigation will they do to try and determine what everyone wants to know? why? >> he has a lawyer involved, and at least asked for a lawyer and that will change the manner of interrogation and, he told them something about the booby trap so they didn't just go in there and sicearch it, a lot of lives would have been lost, law enforcement and people around him and, their looking for a motive and whether it ties to a hallucination or fantasy about the movie or whether there is a larger ideology, i thought maybe they'd find a manifesto or paperwork saying why he did this and everybody is asking why and it is a situation that brought out the worst in him and seems
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to bring out the best in others and you have to pray for everybody out there. >> jamie: let's take our hats off to everybody in law enforcement and this community. aurora is a beautiful place to be and live and they have been there for each other after the unspeakable tragedy. if he did this alone, how much training would you need to have? how much knowledge would you need to have to build the booby trap part of this? >> from what i am hearing it was fairly sophisticated and i don't know exactly what he did and it was obviously triggered to go off when someone entered. at least that is what we are hearing and he has a scientific background and appears to be deranged but also very intelligent and it es not clear how he got the information and i think he could have had somebody help him learn how to do it, everyone someone who didn't know what they were teaching him to do, but how the chemicals react and my guess is they'll find books and internet searches that leads to how he learned about this and hopefully he didn't do it in a way any other
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booby-traps were left, they haven't found and i think they are pretty much done. this is a very, very dangerous situation for those law enforcement officers and the people who live around him. >> jamie: one, it sound like, the suspect knew he was leaving behind. nice to meet you. we really appreciate all the information you offered us today. >> thank you very much. >> jamie: president obama will also head to colorado today, where he will meet with the families of those who were killed on friday. in his weekly radio address he affirmed his commitment to bring those responsible for this crime to justice. >> president barack obama: the federal government stands ready to do everything necessary to bring whoever is responsible for this heinous crime to justice. we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. and we will stand by our neighbors in colorado, during this extraordinarily difficult time. >> jamie: peter doocy has details about the president's visit and his weekly address as well. from washington. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, jamie. that's right, this afternoon at about half past 3:00, mountain time, air force one will touch down in colorado and the white
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house is telling us the president will be on the ground for about three yours visiting with victims' families and meeting with local officials and we don't know at this point if we are going to hear from the president, again, during his brief tip. but we did get a sense yesterday about his state of mind. >> president barack obama: michelle and i will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter this weekend as, i'm sure, you will do with your children. but for those parents who may not be so fortunate, we need to embrace them, and, let them know we will be there for them, as a nation. >> reporter: president obama spoke there as a father, and, in times of national tragedy that is something our leaders have done in the past, as well. like when former president george w. bush spoke at virginia tech university, just one day after 32 people were killed in a mass shooting on their campus in virginia. >> today i'd like to assure you a parent's love is never far from their child's heart. and as you draw closer to your
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own families in the coming days, i ask you to reach out to those who ache for sons and daughters who will never come home. >> reporter: so, when a particular part of the country is hurting the american public aren't the only ones paying attention. presidents do take note as well and, presidents do their best to help people heal but, jamie, the people of aurora, colorado are a long way away from being back to normal. >> jamie: probably settling in as well. it is terrible. thank you so much, peter. >> eric: a "fox news alert" now, this has to do with syria. where there is continued heavy fighting, reported in two of its largest cities. this as rebel forces battle government troops. there is ongoing fighting reported in the streets of the capital, damascus and it puts pressure on the em battered regime of bashar al-assad and israel is expressing concern syria could lose control of the vast stockpile of chemical weapons and could be considering
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a possible attack to prevent the weapons from falling into the hands of terrorist. what happens if the chemical weapons get loose? joining us now as he does every sunday, about this time is former ambassador, to the united nations and fox news contributor, john bolton. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning. >> eric: let's start with the fighting in two of this citie c one in the heart of damascus. what does it mean for the regime. >> it is a further piece of evidence that the regime is under grave threat, highlighted by the defense minister and other key officials right in the heart of the most secure territory the regime holds. the assad regime is attempting to strike back itself with massive force to demonstrate it is still in control. but, i think that that is very much in doubt. i do think unless assad wins overwhelming victories, across the country, soon, that his days are likely numbered. >> eric: and what about the chemical weapons? there is a lot of concern those
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stockpiles are indeed secure. could assad use them against the rebels? could he use them against his own citizens as we saw saddam hussein do? >> i think it is entirely possible. i think that is the first risk that confronted with the collapse of the regime and a possible bloodbath by the opposition, against the alawites and other supporters of the regime that he might use chemical weapons as reported by amnesty international, his father used in the hama massacres of 1982. that is risk number one and risk number 2, as the regime authority collapses the stockpiles of chemical weapons, some of which are in motion now, could fall into the hands of terrorists, in the opposition or could be sold or taken by terrorists or other rogue states. so, i think this is a critical point for the united states, for the nato allies. israel and others, to start thinking about what we might have to do, to prevent that from
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happening. >> eric: what might we have to do? >> well, i think the first thing we ought to say to the opposition is, we expect all opposition forces to secure, to identify and secure chemical weapons, stockpiles, the biological weapons program in syria, the nuclear weapons program, that iran has been probably funding, and, we expect all of that disclosed to international authorities. we don't expect a new regime in syria, simply, to pick up the assad chemical weapons and other programs. and, beyond that, we want to make sure that we have the opportunity to get to those locations as soon as possible. through the u.n. monitors or, if necessary, through the use of military force. special operations forces, to make sure those stockpiles are secured or possibly destroyed. >> eric: israel raised possibilities of attacking or taking out those chemical stockpiles and leon panetta is going to israel this week.
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what do you expect the topic of that meeting will be, and what does he want to achieve? >> well, i'm sure this will be, right at the top of the agenda. there is an argument it would be better for the u.s. and nato to deal with the weapons of mass destruction, rather than israel and, turn it into more of an arab-israeli conflict but it is a risk for israel and everybody, hezbollah, the terrorist group, right next-door in lebanon and we have had reports of al qaeda among the opposition leaders in syria. there are a lot of unpredictable things that can happen if assad falls, refugee flows, humanitarian concerns and obviously the successor government... i think unless we are planning to do something about those chemical weapons and the nuclear and biological programs it could end very badly. i'm worried the long-term risk of those weapons getting into the wrong hands or getting into
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another set of wrong hands could be very risky in the region and worldwide. >> eric: ambassador john bolton with the chilling warning, ambassador, thank you, we'll keep watching the situation, as always. >> thank you. >> eric: jamie. >> jamie: we'll have israel's perspective, coming up as well and meanwhile, back to colorado, where, now investigators are trying to figure out how james holmes allegedly planned one of the deadliest massacres in u.s. history and, the death toll could have been higher if not for the quick reaction of police and first responders and of course the medical trauma unit. how teams react to a mass casualty and how prepared are they where you are and the fda approves a new diet drug, an effective weapon against obesity. what is the skinny on tusinia? we have that with the doctors, straight ahead. the perfect use of the 7th inning stretch. get that great taste anytime
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>> eric: legend of penn state no more, we've learned the statute of the former coach, joe paterno is taken down in front of penn state, no longer honored by the statue and as you know there was the child sex abuse scandal that rocked the football team and the report concluded concealed the alleged child abuse of jerry sandusky and he was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse and
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abusing ten boys over a number of years and there were calls for the statute being dismantled and removed and this morning penn state removed the statue of joe paterno. >> jamie: let's talk about the middle east and the major fighting at several border crossings between syria and iraq after rebels took control yesterday and the future leadership of syria is so uncertain it is raising questions about stability across the middle east. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke to our chris wallace on fox news sunday about what will happen with syria's chemical weapons particularly if they fall into the hands of terrorists. >> can you imagine hezbollah, people who are conducting with iran all of these terrorist acts around the world? can you imagine they would have chemical weapons? it is like al qaeda having chemical weapons. it is something that is not acceptable to us and not
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acceptable to the united states and to any peaceable country in the world and so i think that this is something we will have to act to stop if the need ar e arises. >> jamie: joining me now, the anchor of fox news sunday. how prepared is israel, do you think, to counter those chemical weapons. >> i think they are far along, ehud barak, the defense minister said this week they have been carried out and i'm sure they had for a long time, carried out major military contingency plans. and, barak -- one of the reasons i asked the prime minister about it, talked about the possibility that israel would intervene if the assad regime should fall, if it should not be replaced by a stable government and the chances of that are very unlikely and if you saw chaos, whether it is the u.s. and western powers, whether it is israel, that somebody is going to have to go in there and
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secure those huge stockpile of chemical and biological weapons assad amass over the years. >> jamie: ehud barak says he is preparing for the worst and does mr. netanyahu share that concern, that it is that elevated and it could be the worst, this time. >> preparing, yes. he is not saying it is but he certainly has made it clear as you can see in that clip that if the situation arises, if we have chaos in syria after assad, and, if some of these radical groups were to get their hands on sarin gas, mustard gas, other things like that, that that would be unac sentable ababl ablabl ablao israel and to the west and as we've seen in the past, israel is prepared to act alone to defend itself. >> jamie: does he want the help, to a greater extent?
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and i'm dying to hear who else is on the show. >> i think he'd prefer and for understandable reasons, if israel were to go into syria it inflames the entire middle east and, he prefers it would be a concerted effort, including other arab nations, and, as israel learned it sometimes can't defend and can't at all, depend on other countries to defend its interests and, as prime minister of israel he'll take that on by himself and as far as the rest of the show we have an interview with netanyahu which is fascinating and we talk about the terror bombings, that killed five israeli tourists in bulgaria and also, about mitt romney's trip. i asked him, tried to get him involved in the presidential campaign and it is an interesting bi-play and we of course also talk about what happened in colorado, the latest from the scene and we talked to two key senators, dianne feistein, leading the charge for gun control for years and ron johnson, a senator from
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wisconsin who says more gun control regulations will not solve anything. >> jamie: chris, packed show. thanks for the preview, great day. be sure to catch chris, for time and channel on the fox broadcasting station, check your local listings or you can see it right here, fox news chan, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern, eric. >> eric: straight ahead our sunday morning house call. we'll talk with doctors siegel and samadi about the colorado shooting, the medical care the victims are receiving and how you can find out where the closest level-one trauma center is where you live. >> this apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. okay? and, who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime? it was going to be a police officer. okay? so make no mistake about it, what was going on there. and, if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry.
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♪ >> jamie: time for "sunday house call." joining us this morning, dr. david samadi, the vice chairman of the department of urology, and chief of robotic at the mount si my medical center. >> and associate professor of medicine at the nyu langone's medical center and, is author of the inner pulse, unlocking the secret code of sickness and health. dr. marc siegel. doctors, good morning. >> jamie: great to see you. >> eric: our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in aurora, colorado with the residents and victims' families and i'm sure i speak for everyone across the country and the doctors are weighing in on the aftermath of the horrible shootings. as medical teams cared for the dozens of victims at hospitals across the denver area. how do hospitals and medical centers react to these type of emergency situations? and what kind of treatment they're victims now receiving? dr. samadi, it must be a h

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