U.S. mobile phone clients of AT&T unable to dial 911: agencies

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Posted: Mar 08, 2017 9:52 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. mobile phone customers of AT&T were unable to dial the 911 emergency number on Wednesday evening, according to alerts from public safety agencies from Texas to Washington, D.C.

"AT&T is experiencing a nationwide outage which is affecting 911 calls," authorities in Washington, D.C., said in an email alert. A representative for AT&T did not immediately return emails seeking comment.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)