Residents in Bonham and Dodd City had no real reason to be alarmed when Emergency Alert System alarms sounded Tuesday night.
An NBC 5 viewer asked us to look into why the EAS alarms sounded in the Fannin County towns at 10:45 p.m.
Bonham Police Department Capt. Timothy LaVergne said it was not a malfunction but that the alarm was accidentally set off by a dispatcher.
Apparently the EAS button is near the button for sirens used by dispatchers. LaVergne said a dispatcher inadvertently set off both the siren and the EAS alarm.
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LaVergne said the department is taking steps to try to relocate the EAS button to prevent anyone from accidentally setting off the alarm in the future.