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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile


HONOLULU (AP) — A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said. The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones just before 8:10 a.m., said in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was no threat about 10 minutes later. But a revised push alert stating there was no threat went out sometime after that.
HONOLULU (AP) — A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said. The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones just before 8:10 a.m., said in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was no threat about 10 minutes later. But a revised push alert stating there was no threat went out sometime after that.
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Jan 13, 2018 - 21:34 [Local time]



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