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Morning Security Brief: 911 Caller Reveals NYPD Spy Operation, Olympic Credentials, New Details About the Aurora Shooter

By Carlton Purvis

►Associated Press reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo describe how a building superintendent busted an NYPD spying operation going on in New Jersey after he entered an apartment for inspection and came across a “suspicious” setting. The apartment was empty except for two beds, NYPD radios, black plastic boxes, two computers, Islamic literature, and photos of adjacent buildings. The superintendent thought he’d stumbled onto a terrorist cell, but really he’d found “a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department's jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance” on Muslims, the AP reports.

►The Olympic Village on Wednesday sent a reminder to athletes not to tweet high-resolution images of their access credentials. “Carli Lloyd, a Team USA women's soccer player posted her credentials on her Twitter account and caused considerable concern. Apparently security was able to reissue the credentials so those showing online won’t be used by the athlete,” the Examiner reports.

►New details are emerging about the Aurora shooter James Holmes, including his interest in prostitutes and that he sent details about the attack through the mail. Holmes mailed a notebook detailing his plans to a school psychiatrist before the attack. The package didn’t arrive until Monday. Fox News claims to have an law enforcement source close to the case and reported that the notebook contained drawings and a description of the attack. It’s also reporting that the school had the package ahead of the attack, July 12, but it sat on a loading dock until just recently. A University of Colorado spokesman said, “The anonymous Fox News source that the package was received on July 12 and sat on a loading dock is inaccurate.” 

►In other news, HBSC is fined $27.5 million for money laundering. ♦ Scotland issues a warning about heroin laced with anthrax. ♦ And President Barack Obama calls for a gun control deal to help reduce gun violence in the country.

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