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Baltimore’s 911 system went down Tuesday night

The cause of the outage has yet to be revealed.

It actually doesn't work like this. (Emergency 911 button by Odua Images via Shutterstock)

Anyone calling with an emergency was met with a busy signal early Tuesday evening.
Baltimore’s 911 system crashed, leaving 311 as the only available resource for emergency calls. Using social media alerts from the city as a guide, it looks like the outage lasted for more than an hour.


There wasn’t an immediate reason given why the system crashed. According to the Baltimore Sun, neither police nor 911 system operator Verizon could provide a cause on Wednesday morning.

Companies: City of Baltimore

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