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Phew. Highway patrol’s Batman-themed emergency alert was only test

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Missouri residents can relaxation straightforward. That emergency alert they acquired about hassle in Gotham Metropolis was solely a take a look at. 

The alert went out on Tuesday labeled “extreme.” It cited “Gotham Metropolis, Missouri,” and a purple and inexperienced Dodge 3700 GT just like the one seen within the 1989 Batman movie directed by Tim Burton. The Dodge sedan within the movie is a Joker Goon car, with a purple physique, and each the hood and tire rims painted inexperienced.  

“Uh, the Missouri Emergency Alert system needs us to know The Joker’s on the prowl apparently,” one Twitter consumer famous. 

Fortuitously, St. Louis information station KMOX jumped in to analyze the alert and let the general public know they needn’t fear about operating into the Joker whereas doing errands downtown. 

“The Missouri State Freeway Patrol now confirms… there is not any emergency,” KMOX anchor Michael Calhoun shared. “They’re doing coaching. The Batman alert was meant to be a take a look at.” 

Missouri State Freeway Patrol confirmed in an announcement that the emergency had been inadvertently despatched to wi-fi units statewide. “The Patrol recurrently exams the Blue Alert system to make sure it really works correctly when wanted,” the statement read. “Through the take a look at, an choice was incorrectly chosen, permitting the message to be disseminated to the general public. There isn’t a Emergency Alert presently. The Patrol appreciates the general public’s understanding and help of the Emergency Alert program.”

Missouri officers have been, not, nonetheless, in a position to reassure space residents that Thanos or Inexperienced Goblin will not present up anytime quickly. 

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