A Blue Alert is issued when an offender who killed or seriously injured a federal, state or local law enforcement officer in the line of duty is on the run.
HOUSTON — A Blue Alert was sent out to phones late Monday night.
The Texas Department of Public Safety later released information about the alert. DPS said it’s searching for an unknown suspect driving a white Cadillac with Texas plates: FXJ1334.
The vehicle is believed to be damaged, including a possible broken or damaged rear window and possible bullet holes.
Here’s what the alert said:
“Law Enforcement Blue Alert in this area until Aug 17 12:19 a.m. CDT. Monitor Radio or TV.”
Blue Alerts were created to let residents across the state know when an offender who killed or seriously injured a federal, state or local law enforcement officer in the line of duty is on the run.
Many people on social media were reporting the alert was sent to at least the major cities in Texas, including people in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
Find out more about the alert system in Texas in the document below: