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State says siren heard in Waimanalo was false alarm

WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A siren that went off early Monday in Waimanalo startled many residents, but there was no real emergency situation, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said.

HI-EMA said the newly installed siren at Kaiona Beach Park sounded when someone opened the control panel on the siren pole. The siren automatically went off when the cabinet door was opened. 

Many residents phoned into the Hawaii News Now newsroom after the siren went off around 12:30 a.m., asking if there was an emergency.

HI-EMA crews have muted the siren and re-secured the cabinet. The siren is now operational. 

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