(AustraliaMatters) Screen shots below from the above video, show close up’s of the silver manual lock knob on the escape door, and the electric button on the wall to the right, “disabled” the day before the attack.
Wide view of the manual latch on the emergency escape exit door, and electric button on the wall (right)
Close up of the manual “latch” knob on the emergency escape exit door.
From the first shot at the front entry, to the moment the gunman shot towards those at the emergency exit door end of the building … was 40 seconds. (time source: shooters video)
40 seconds to get to an emergency exit door and open it?
Reduce that by 15 seconds for the shock factor .. 25 seconds to open an exit door, that according to NZ building fire code should not be locked from the inside?
Shagaf Khan, (left) the president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, admitted an “electrician” worked on that emergency door .. THE DAY BEFORE .. the attack and “disabled” the lock … obviously referring to the electric button on the wall and some form of electric solenoid lock system that physically would ‘pull or push’ a locking bolt in and out. See below video…
Here’s the problem …
First to the door, Khaled Alnobani, (left) tried the manual “latch” without success.
He also states he didn’t know about the electric button on the wall.
If a SEPARATE electric system was “disabled” the day before by an electrician, using that button would have been wasted time.
No time wasted, Khaled Alnobani went right to the manual lock on the door. If the electric system bolt was unlocked, then the manual lacth should have turned .. unlocked and the door OPENED!
This isn’t rocket science.
Did the electrician make sure the electric lock-bolt (see video) was disengaged before leaving? Who was he? Why wasn’t the issue fixed at the time? Was an “out of service” note left over the button?
17+ people would be alive today if that escape door, was a working escape door.
Shagaf Khan contradicts himself in press statements when claiming the emergency exit door was locked, and unlocked, at the same time.
So the manual turning knob on the door was unlocking the “latch” OK, but the (possibly) separate electric solenoid bolt was locked?
BOTH a manual “latch” and ‘electric bolt’ would have to be unlocked for a door to open. Why have a twin locking system?
The same escape door that is usually open during Friday Prayers, yet 10+ minutes into that afternoon session, the door was closed.
40 seconds, those at that escape door end of the building had to turn that manual latch.
17+ people would be alive today if that door was opened.