ALBUQUERQUE – A report by a New Mexico television station found that the emergency exits at the state Capitol building violated the fire code.
All the marked emergency exits at the state Capitol were locked from the inside during business hours, KRQE-TV found on Monday.
The fire code says any door marked with an illuminated exit sign is considered an emergency exit and cannot be locked from the inside while the building is occupied during normal business hours, the TV station reported.
The doors have since been unlocked.
Department of Public Safety Interim Cabinet Secretary Tim Johnson told the station that the oversight was not intentional.