A glitch in the system caused emergency sirens to wake people up in the middle of the night Friday in Dallas, Texas.
According to Dallas PIO director Sana Syed, the only emergency was the fact that the city needed to fix the system because it was clearly broken.
Sirens screamed while crews tried to silence them manually, but city officials warned that it could take up to three hours for a complete shutdown to occur, according to a report on ABC affiliate WFFA. There are more than 150 sirens located throughout Dallas, but it’s not clear how many of them were malfunctioning.
Sirens were also blaring in other areas besides Dallas, and officials asked that residents not call 911 to report the incident.
In Garland, the sirens continued to go off as crews worked to correct the malfunction, according to a police spokesperson, who tweeted about the noise.
People began complaining about the sirens just before midnight on Friday.
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