TV station denies zombie apocalypse

A TV station has been forced to deny that the zombie apocalypse has begun after hackers took over its emergency alert service to warn that dead bodies were rising from their graves.

A message in the form of a news ticker flashed up on a local television network in Montana in the US during an episode of the Steve Wilkos chat show (on teen cheaters taking lie detectors).

‘Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living,’ a voiceover stated.

‘Follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available

‘Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.’

KRTV, part of the Montana Television Network, said its emergency alert system had been hacked, and moved to reassure viewers that the end of days was not upon them.

‘Someone apparently hacked into the emergency alert system and announced on KRTV and the CW that there was an emergency in several Montana counties,’ a statement said.

‘This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.

‘Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.’

According to the Great falls Tribune, four people rang police in response to the hoax.


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