Holmes’ classmate to Aurora Police after theater shooting: “You better release him or else”
An acquaintance of the Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ gunman has been questioned by police over a phone threat to have the shooter released from jail.
Yeom Pyo Lee was sought by officials after police received a message from his telephone threatening violence if James Holmes was not released from police custody.
Lee, who is believed to be a student on the PhD course at the University of Colorado, Denver from which Holmes recently dropped out, was released without charge after questioning.
He came to the attention of the police when ‘someone called from [his] phone and threatened violence if Holmes is not released’, according to KDVR reporter Justin Joseph.
It is not known whether or not Lee was responsible for the communication.