EMA blames malfunction for siren alarm in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Officials blamed a malfunction for a Mobile County Emergency Management Agency alarm that blared throughout downtown Mobile.

The two-tone, European police-style alarm went off intermittently for more than two hours Wednesday before being silenced around 8:15 p.m. An EMA official said there was no emergency in the county.

EMA duty officer Donald Leeth says the tower near Calloway-Smith Middle School was the source of the malfunction.

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