A moviegoer at the midnight premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ claims he saw someone prop open the emergency exit door that the gunman entered through.
“As I was sitting down to get my seat, I noticed that a person came up to the front row, the front right, sat down, and as credits were going, it seemed like he got a phone call,” the witness told CBS. “So he went out toward the emergency exit doorway, which I thought was unusual to take a phone call. And it seemed like he probably pried it open, or probably did not let it latch all the way.”
The witness believes the person who took the phone call may have propped open the emergency exit door, making it easy for the shooter to enter the theater.
“As soon as the movie started, somebody came in, all black, gas mask, armour, and threw a gas can into the audience, and it went off, and then there were gunshots that took place,” the witness said.
Although the witness’ claim could point to an accomplice in the ‘Dark Knight’ shootings, police are still focusing on James as the only suspect.
“All the evidence we have, every single indicator, is that this was all Mr. Holmes’s activity,” police chief Daniel Oates told CBS. “He wasn’t particularly aided by anyone else.”
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