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Post : Accidental ballistic missile alert warning issued to cell phones, in Hawaii
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/3963482/ballistic-missile-alert-hawaii/
Posted : January 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Author : Kevin Nielsen
Tags : ballistic missile alert Hawaii, Fake ballistic missile alert Hawaii, Hawaii ballistic missile alert, Hawaii phone false alarm, Phoney ballistic missile alert Hawaii
Categories : Trending, World

People in Hawaii received accidental warnings on their cell phones Saturday, which read that a ballistic missile was headed toward the U.S. state, multiple people reported on Twitter.

The Emergency Alert read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

> People in Hawaii right now are receiving a “Ballistic Missile Threat” warning on their iPhones. Can anyone confirm this is a legitimate notice & threat? We have friends/family there. pic.twitter.com/snwCwyrn8Z ( https://t.co/snwCwyrn8Z )
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> — Ryan J. Negri (@RyanNegri) January 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/RyanNegri/status/952243940329050114?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

One Twitter user also posted a video which shows a soccer game on TV being interrupted with an alert.

> The moment the EAS alert interrupted Hawaiian TV is terrifying pic.twitter.com/pVwpCBeRgD ( https://t.co/pVwpCBeRgD )
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> — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/952246857933221888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued a tweet at 8:20 a.m. local time, which simply read, “NO missile threat to Hawaii,” without providing further details.

> NO missile threat to Hawaii.
>
> — Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/Hawaii_EMA/status/952243912415985664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz also issued a tweet noting that it was a "false alarm."

> There is no missile threat. It was a false alarm based on a human error. There is nothing more important to Hawai‘i than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process.
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> — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/952250180081876992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

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