City of Dallas confirms the Emergency Alert System / tornado sirens were hacked last night.

Officials said Saturday afternoon that hacking was to blame for the wave of emergency sirens that blared across the Dallas area early Saturday. According to Dallas public information director Sana Syed, there was no actual emergency.

Officials: Hacking blamed for emergency sirens blaring in Dallas

City officials said after the sirens began sounding around 11:44 p.m., there was a surge of calls to 911 — the longest wait time was two minutes, KXAS reported. The sirens were turned off at approximately 1:20 a.m., according to the Dallas Morning News.

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