- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Workers in Dover have begun to remove emergency phone stations in its parks after one of them malfunctioned and continually called 911.

The city voted in September to remove all the emergency phones from three city parks after concluding that most people use their cell phones to call 911. The phones were installed in 2007 and cost about $1,000 a year to keep in service.

The vote to remove the phones came after one of them malfunctioned during Memorial Day weekend, repeatedly calling 911 and tying up emergency dispatchers.

The Wilmington News Journal (https://delonline.us/2ea7flr ) reports that crews began removing the phones on Thursday. A city employee said their work will continue into next week.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com



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