UPDATE: Comanche County 911 system back online

Comanche County 911 system knocked offline

UPDATE 8/30 3:55 p.m.: Officials tell us the 911 system is back on-line and should be functioning normally.

Crews from AT&T worked through the night at a site at 38th and Lee Blvd. to find and fix the issue.

UPDATE 8/29: According the Lawton Police Department, AT&T has located the problem and are working on repairs. No word yet on how long that will take.

We will keep you updated as more information is available.

ORIGINAL STORY

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - The Comanche County 911 dispatch center is reporting issues with their phones on Thursday afternoon.

The problems were first reported around 3:30 p.m.

Dispatchers are telling officers via radio that they are using cell phones to contact the phone company to get the problem fixed. Officials are saying AT&T has told them they were doing a test and for an unknown reason the phone systems were knocked out of service.

For now, when residents call 911 the calls are being re-routed to Altus dispatchers. Non-emergency calls should be made to the Lawton Police Department at 580-581-3270.

There is no estimated time for the problem to be resolved.

We will keep you updated as more information become available.

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