- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - A volunteer fire company has donated a siren to a western Pennsylvania county jail where an inmate escaped before allegedly killing a woman in July.

Officials have installed the siren at the Armstrong County jail, where officials plan to test the alert siren on Jan. 7.

The (Kittanning) Leader-Times (https://bit.ly/1mgk0OL ) reports the Rayburn Volunteer Fire Department donated the device in November.

Thirty-eight-year-old Robert Crissman is awaiting trial on charges he killed Tammy Long at her home near the county jail shortly after escaping July 30.

In addition to the siren, a system designed by Airbus DS Communications in Pittsburgh will alert residents to inmate escapes and other emergencies if they sign up to be notified. The alerts will be sent to residents’ cell or landline phones, or through email or social media.


Information from: Leader Times, https://www.leadertimes.com

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