Police Apologize for Using ‘The Purge’ Siren to Signal Coronavirus Curfew

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Over half of the United States is now in lockdown and many cities have been issuing curfews to residents in a desperate bid to get this pandemic under control.

But police in Louisiana took things a step too far by blasting a siren used in The Purge to signal the curfew. The footage is so eery…

This also includes 12,857 known deaths – the highest number of deaths in one country.

And without a doubt, we have become the hardest hit as of last month.  

Trump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within weeks, despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, cases of the virus could spike once again. Little did he know…

So much so, that last week, those who have been in New York, specifically, the New York metro area, are being asked to quarantine for fourteen days.

And 5,489 deaths – most of which have occurred in New York City.

Dr. Craig Smith, chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, explained, “We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might.”

But clearly, some people just don’t realize the severity of the pandemic.

And, quite frankly, it has painted a terribly embarrassing picture of our country as a whole.

And if this doesn’t teach the youngsters how serious this pandemic is, we honestly don’t know what will.

Everyone working in healthcare has been affected by the pandemic…

And first responders and emergency service workers have been working around the clock in a desperate bid to help keep the numbers at bay.

But we can at least try through some public tributes!

A very public tribute was made last week in the heart of New York City.

The Empire State Building was magnificently lit up to say thank you to the first responders and the emergency service workers.

And it certainly didn’t fail to do this!

A giant flashing siren overlooking the entire city isn’t exactly the most peaceful of atmospheres… is it?

And even though some people saw a humorous side to it, the vast majority didn’t.

It is pretty haunting to see a giant red siren flashing over the entire city.

These are already tense times and what a community doesn’t need is a siren being blasted through the streets… especially the siren from The Purge.

Earlier this week, police in Crowley, Louisiana issued a siren very similar to the one used in the horror movie, The Purge, to let residents know about the 9 pm curfew they had set for the lockdown.

The Purge is James DeMonaco’s 2013 horror-thriller about a fictional America where for one night it becomes legal to commit any crimes, including murder, for a twelve-hour period. The siren in The Purge is heard to signal that the killing and crime sprees can begin.

And it looked and sounded utterly terrifying.

And the police department said the curfew went into place because the city is located in the state’s Acadia Parish, which has “received the worst rating for the rapid spread of the virus, meaning it has been put into place in order to try and slow the spread.”

Why they used a siren similar to that from The Purge is beyond us…

And it certainly worked in scaring a lot of local residents.

And the Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has now issued a statement of apology to his city.

He said in a statement to the local ABC news affiliate KATC that he was unaware the signal being used for the coronavirus curfew was the same signal heard in The Purge.

The chief assured citizens that The Purge siren would not be used again…

“We have received numerous complaints with the belief that our agency was involved in this process. We were not involved in the use of the “Purge Siren” and will not utilize any type of siren for this purpose. Calls regarding this matter should be directed to the Crowley Police and Chief Broussard and not the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office,” he said.

And make sure to keep scrolling to check out how squirrels took over a local California park during lockdown…