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Fort Hood's emergency alert system malfunctions, sending out alerts to everyone in area

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Posted at 11:25 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 12:25:50-04

Fort Hood officials said their system malfunctioned during a monthly test of the emergency alert system.

They said that Fort Hood officials activated the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAAWS). The system malfunctioned and did not broadcast the correct test message.

They said that currently, no emergency situation exists, and they are currently investigating how the system malfunctioned.

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