The information came from New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly. Per CBS News:
“We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman,” Kelly said at a news conference after noon.
Kelly said the NYPD is stepping up security at movie theaters around the city after suspect James Holmes walked into a Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more.
CBS News’ Tony Aiello relayed the remark, via Twitter:
#BREAKING: NYPD Cmsr Kelly says CO suspect Holmes had “hair painted red, he said he was The Joker.”Armed w/shotgun, AK47, 9mm, knife.
— Tony Aiello (@TonyAielloNY) July 20, 2012
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