Psychiatrist alerted others about Batman shooter: Media
Published on Aug 2, 2012 11:00 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A psychiatrist who treated a man accused of a mass shooting alerted others weeks before his attack because she was worried about his behaviour, a news report said on Wednesday.
James Holmes allegedly opened fire during a packed screening of the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in the Colorado city of Aurora, a suburb of Denver, on July 20.
According a Denver news channel, Ms Lynne Fenton, Holmes' psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver earlier this year, had concerns about his behaviour almost six weeks before the massacre.
Citing unnamed sources, the broadcaster reported that Ms Fenton notified several members of the university's "Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment" team in the first 10 days of June.
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