An Amber Alert sent via text message has been found to be a hoax.
About 2 p.m., a text message was received by an attorney at the Jackson County courthouse telling of an Amber Alert issued for a 3-year-old who was taken in Moss Point.
The text message included a car description and license plate number.
Moss Point Police Chief Sheila Smallman told the Sun Herald the information was not correct after she spoke with Amber Alert officials in Jackson.
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Only Amber Alert issues official alerts, she said.