FALSE ALARM: Panic ensues as Emergency Alert Service issues missile threat for Hawaii

Residents of Hawaii woke up to a terrifying notification on Saturday morning when the Emergency Alert Service issued a ballistic missile warning, telling residents to "seek immediate shelter."

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the alert, which was delivered at approximately 8:07 a.m. HST, reads.

HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILEpic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 13, 2018

U.S. Represenative Tulsi Gabbard tweeted shortly after the alert, confirming that it was a false alarm.  Read more...More about Hawaii, Nuclear Weapons, Emergency Alert System, Culture, and Politics ...
6 Published By - Mashable - 2018.01.13. 20:06
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