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Department of Education worker arrested for obsession with Aurora massacre suspect

The man told police that he had sympathies for the alleged killer, James Holmes, because he didn't like his co-workers either.

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Accused movie theater shooter James Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. (RJ Sangosti/AFP/Getty Images)

A Department of Education worker was taken into custody after his colleagues found piles of photographs of Colorado massacre suspect James Holmes on his desk and computer. 

NBC New York reported that the man allegedly told police he was obsessed with Holmes, and that he sympathized with him.

The man told them that Holmes reminded him of himself as a younger man and that he had sympathies for the alleged killer because he didn't like his co-workers either.

In a separate incident last night, two police officers were assaulted while trying to eject two disorderly movie-goers from a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York, the New York Daily News reported

During the fight in a Bronx theater between a man and a woman, the officers were assaulted and hit in the head. Both are in a stable condition at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and the two offenders were arrested.

Since the deadly mass shooting, police have been on heightened security, and movie goers and the community have been on edge.

Twelve people were killed and 58 others injured a week ago when Holmes opened fire on the audience at a midnight showing of the latest Batman film.

There have been at least 3 men arrested for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie, the Huffington Post reported.

In the latest incident, the man's colleagues became concerned and contacted police when they found pictures of Holmes on his desk and work computer.

Police said the man allegedly made a lunge at the police while they were in his apartment.

While the man was taken into custody and brought to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, he was not charged, NBC New York said.
 

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