Many have immediately begun to theorize about the motives of James Holmes, the gunman who, wearing a bulletproof vest, carried two handguns and a rifle into a suburban Denver, Colorado movie theater and opened fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. At least 12 people are dead and as many as 50 are injured in the “Batman Murders.”
Some health officials are speculating that this horrible massacre may be another manifestation of the LQP-79 virus, nicknamed “Zombie Virus” that is already responsible for over 3 dozen deaths and injuries.
This shooting was planned and did not involve the consumption of the victims’ body parts, which has been a defining factor in previous zombie attacks. However, this may be due to the suspect’s prior disposition for violence, and a less advanced stage of LQP-79 infection.
According to Ray Stanik of the LQP-79 Task Force, “when victims are initially infected by the virus they exhibit paranoid and violent behavior and may be capable of more sophisticated attacks while at mild to moderate levels of infection.”
In contrast to Stanik’s concerns about the virus, there is conflicting government information stating that the virus does not exist.
Paul Standford of the Federal Emergency Task Force warned that there is a hoax email that is circulating on the internet that reads:
|I have been hearing about a so called virus known as LQP-79 that started in miami [sic] with a homeless man. its supposedly a virus that causes brain deterioration and led the man to become canabalistic [sic]. It is also said to be highly contagious leading people to believe it will cause some kind of zombie apocalypse.
Standford stated that people should be advised that this email is false and urged, “if you receive the email you should delete it without forwarding it to anyone else.” According to Standford there is no LQP-79 virus.
Psychological and physiological testing will be done on James Holmes to help determine the motivation for the attack.
June 22, 2012: “Zombie Attack” Count Reaches 34 After Arm Biting in Florida