Civil Defense: Child abduction alert was only a test

Civil Defense: Child abduction alert was only a test

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Thursday, February 06, 2014, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) activated for a test of the Minor Abducted in Life-threatening Emergency/ AMercia's Broadcast Emergency Response Alert system, known in Hawai'i as a MAILE AMBER Alert. This was only a test, there is no abduction associated with this EAS activation.

A MAILE AMBER Alert can be sent when police believe a child has been abducted and is in danger. For more information on the MAILE AMBER Alert system, visit http://ag.hawaii.gov/cpja/mcch/maile-amber-alert/

Again, the EAS activations today for the MAILE AMBER event were part of a test of the system and are not associated with a child abduction case.

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