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Officials in Bucks County say a “cybersecurity incident” is affecting the county’s 911 system.

A letter from the county administration to local EMS and fire personnel obtained by 69 News says the county’s Department of Communications’ computer-aided dispatch system has been offline since Sunday afternoon, because of a cyberattack.

There is no projected time frame for the system to come back up, but officials say all phone systems and radio systems are operational.

The county says all emergency calls are still being received and dispatched to first responders without delay.

They’re also documenting all incidents using a backup system.

At this point, the county is not elaborating on how the “cybersecurity incident” happened or whether they know who may be responsible for it.

The county says state and federal partners are assisting with the response and investigation.


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