Authorities say a 5 p.m. curfew alert was sent in error after a pair of conflicting warnings sowed confusion across Los Angeles County.
A message sent at 3:34 p.m. reading “Curfew now 5pm-6am” came from officials in Glendale and was inadvertently pushed to cellphones countywide. No location or further details were given.
It quickly followed another alert just before 3:30 p.m., stating L.A. County’s curfew would be in effect 6 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The Sheriff’s Department confirmed that county’s curfew will still go into effect at 6 p.m. Glendale’s curfew will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Curfews have been issued across the county since Saturday evening, after anger over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd erupted into violence that police struggled to control.
Those who don’t adhere to the L.A. County curfew order can face fines up to $1,000, up to six months in prison, or both.
The order does not apply to first responders, people traveling to or from work, those living on the streets and anyone seeking medical treatment.
Correction: This post has been updated to correctly reflect the times the alerts were sent.