False Alarm Sounded in Canon City

A police training exercise in Canon City went a bit wrong Thursday with a 911 alert being sent out by mistake.

As part of the exercise a female inmate was reported to have escaped from the jail. A dispatcher who was supposed to send out a training alert was on the wrong channel and the 911 alert went to area residents.

The mistake was quickly rectified and there was never any danger to the public.

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