NEW YORK — A Department of Education worker's obsession with the gunman behind last week's Colorado movie theater massacre landed him in police custody Wednesday, according to a report.
The NYPD investigated complaints about the 60-year-old employee, who had pictures of the shooting suspect James Holmes on his computer screen and around his desk at a DOE technology office in Brooklyn, NBC 4 New York reported.
No weapons were found in his home, according to the report.
After he was taken into custody, the DOE employee was brought to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, NBC said.
The man was not arrested, an NYPD spokesman said Thursday.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott visited the employee's coworkers on Thursday, DOE officials said.
Holmes is accused opening fire at a crowded Aurora, Colo. movie theater on the opening night of "The Dark Knight Rises" last week, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50.