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

Police in Crowley, Louisiana have issued an apology for using the siren heard in “The Purge” to signal the 9pm local time curfew that has been put into effect in the city because of the coronavirus outbreak (via NME).

The curfew prohibits citizens from leaving their homes between the local hours of 9pm and 6am.

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.

It has been put into place in order to try and slow the spread.” Police are giving citations to people who violate the curfew.

People traveling to or from work must have documentation from their employer.An alarm used by police at the beginning of the month was the same alarm heard in “The Purge,” James DeMonaco’s 2013 horror thriller about a

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