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Virginia Beach Police rescue efforts were reportedly delayed because they lacked key cards to access to the building, the Associated Press reports.
Police were heard over the radio during the May 31 shooting begging for electronic key cards and debating various methods for opening the doors as gunfire erupted from inside the city offices, according to the report.
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DeWayne Craddock, 40, shot and killed 11 people before he was killed by police. It is not clear how police eventually entered the building, or how long that took. Police did not immediately return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
Security experts told The AP that police often lack quick access to cards or codes, which can delay rescue. The May 31 shooting lasted 36 minutes before police were able to stop Craddock, according to Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera.
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City police are actually in the same Virginia Beach Municipal office complex as the operations building where the shooting happened, but apparently did not share the same security protocol. Police...
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