HONOLULU — Hawaii emergency administration officers say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake.
The emergency alert despatched to cellphones stated in all caps, “Ballistic missile menace inbound to Hawaii. Search speedy shelter. This isn’t a drill.”
Hawaii Emergency Administration Company spokesman Richard Repoza says it is a false alarm.
He says the company is making an attempt to find out what occurred.
The alert stirred panic for residents on the island and throughout social media.
HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January thirteen, 2018
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