Amber Alert website shut down

8:28 PM, Oct 6, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - There's a claim floating around about the government shutdown tonight. It concerns the Amber Alert website.

9NEWS did a quick fact-check and learned that the federal government's Amber Alert website had been taken down.

If you go there you'll see a notice referencing the government shutdown.

Conservatives are incensed. Some are suggesting the President is endangering public safety to make the shutdown more painful, strengthening his political hand.

9NEWS checked with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Sunday night the organization confirmed it's only the federal website that aggregates alerts that's down. Amber Alerts continue to be issued and investigated around the country.

The system is still functioning. It's just the national website that's offline.

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