Emergency siren goes off by accident on Hawaii Island

If you heard a warning siren on Hawaii Island, don’t worry — there’s no emergency.

The Hawaii Police Dept. says a Civil Defense siren inadvertently went off shortly before 1:20 a.m. Wednesday near Honomu gym.

The siren was turned off with assistance from the Hawaii County Fire Dept.

Then, on Thursday, it went off again shortly before 9:30 a.m. as personnel tried to pinpoint the cause of its activation.

Officials are apologizing for the inconvenience.

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