Sheriff: Smart device makes domestic violence call

 


TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say they were alerted to a potentially deadly domestic violence situation thanks to voice-activated smart technology.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office detailed the case Monday, saying a woman had been threatened and hit in the face with a handgun.

Deputies believe a voice-activated smart device triggered a 911 call after the suspect asked the woman if she had called the sheriff.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Felicia Romero said the woman can be heard saying in the 911 recording: "Alexa, call 911." But Romero acknowledged that she's not sure...



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