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Cell phone Amber Alert was a hoax

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MAHNOMEN - The Sheriff's Department here said an Amber Alert issued through cell phone text messages Monday night was a hoax.

A text message was sent to an unknown number of cell phones in the region advising of a kidnapping. The message read:


"AMBER ALERT: A 7-year-old girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck, license number 72B381 in the Mahnomen area. FWD plzz!!"

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