Broken Arrow Company's Gear used by Colorado Massacre Police

Jul 23, 2012

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A piece of equipment used by Colorado authorities who defused booby traps in the apartment of the alleged movie theater gunman is made by a company in Broken Arrow.

Tactical Electronics manufactures a pole with a camera on the end, a device that enabled officers to see a trip wire affixed to the apartment door that led to an explosive device.

Officers could be seen with the pole as they worked outside the apartment window.

Manager Heath Arning says the shootings were a terrible tragedy but he and other workers are pleased that their products could play a role.

Tactical Electronics also sells unmanned helicopters that are equipped with cameras.

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