Indiana Amber Alert texts were false alarm

February 10, 2009 3:14:28 PM PST
Police in Merrillville, Indiana, are investigating text messages that reported a false child abduction. The messages were sent to some AT&T cell phone customers Tuesday morning falsely reporting an Amber Alert for a 7-year-old girl abducted from Merrillville.

Police say no children have been abducted.

The messages included a description of a vehicle and its license plate number.

Merrillville police were flooded with calls about the false abduction. They are now trying to determine who sent the text messages.


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