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Updated 9:10 a.m.: Officials confirm ‘false alarm,’ error in missile threat warning

Updated 9:10 a.m.: Officials confirm ‘false alarm,’ error in missile threat warning

State civil defense officials confirmed at 8:45 a.m. today that there is no threat from a missile, and that an earlier warning was a “false alarm.”

“While conducting a regular test of the Emergency Broadcast System, an error was made,” according to an “emergency alert” on the Maui County website.

“There is no threat to Maui County from ballistic missiles at this time.”

Maui County Emergency Management Agency Administrator Herman Andaya said the state, not Maui County, issued the alert erroneously statewide.

State civil defense officials “called to let us know it was done in error,” he said.

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