The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office inadvertently sent out an test emergency alert notification on Wednesday.

The alert, according to their Facebook page, was sent out to some people telling them to evacuate. The alert was concerning and prompted several people to reach out to the department inquiring if there was a real emergency.

The sheriff's office clarified via Facebook that it was just a test and there was no real emergency. The clarification has attracted hundreds of likes, comments and shares.

Marty Glines wrote, "Thank you for the update. I was not concerned."

Catherine Jo Strand wrote, "I did receive one, thank you for the clarification."

Several other commenters thanked the department for the clarification and for their quick work in a recent missing persons case where they were able to reunite a missing 6-year-old with his family.

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