Police report 911 emergency call service outages in multiple states

Police report 911 emergency call service outages in multiple states

Police departments in several states reported interruptions to 911 emergency call service on Monday night.

The Minneapolis Police Department said 911 lines "are not operational nationwide" but provided few other details. The issues extended to departments in many states, including Minnesota, Delaware, Arizona, Indiana, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

“ATTENTION: The 911 lines are not operational nationwide. This is for phone calls and text messaging. If you need police, fire or emergency medical assistance in Minneapolis, please call 612-348-2345. We will advise when this issue is fixed.”

 

 

 

The Delaware State Police said its dispatch centers were experiencing a "state-wide interruption in service."

"Anyone attempting to call 911 either by cellphone or landline will experience a busy signal," Delaware State Police said in a statement. "At this time the issue is being addressed and it is unknown how long the 911 phone service will be unavailable. If you need to report an emergency, you are encouraged to text 911 and type your emergency in the message field."

The outage appeared to resolve itself within minutes in some locations. The cause of the outage was not immediately clear.