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false alarm

noun deception, fabrication, fake, false alert, false arrest, false danger signal, false notice, false notification, false signal, false warning, fraud, sham
See also: hoax
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Mr Keith added: "The Thistles shopping centre specifically was traditionally the source of a high number of false alarms for us, which is not surprising given the nature of the building and that there are multiple businesses operating there.
Contrary to prior research, concerns about false alarm ratios generating a complacent public may be overblown, at least for southeastern U.S.
She cautioned that raising false alarms to settle personal scores should not be entertained in the country.
Many Hawaiians first learned that the alert was a false alarm from Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
confirmed that the alert was a false alarm and that the island was safe.
Washington, Rabi'II 26, 1439, January 13, 2018, SPA -- An alert saying a missile was headed for Hawaii was a false alarm, officials said Saturday after people in the US state were alarmed to see a warning about an imminent threat on their mobile devices, according to dpa.
After no sign of the reported body, the lifeboat crews were stood down and the incident was put down to a false alarm.
Rescuers' search over 'false alarm' A FALSE alarm sparked a major sea and air search off Anglesey.
Lifeboat press officer Charlie Glynn said: "In this instance, this call-out was a false alarm with good intent.
EgyptAir said the threat was a false alarm and Uzbek authorities did not find anything suspicious on board.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Lawrence Road at 6.48am yesterday but said the call-out was a false alarm.