You can soon text 911 during an emergency in Ingham County

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) You're going to be able to send a text message to 911 during an emergency in Ingham County.

The new feature goes "live" a week from Wednesday.

Dispatchers prefer you call for help whenever possible. But there are some situations when that's not an option, like when a woman was sexually assaulted in her home in Lansing Township last week. She called and left the line open, police were able to track her phone and rescue her in about 10 minutes.