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Post : Hawaii officials say missile alert was mistake
URL : http://whdh.com/news/hawaii-officials-say-missile-alert-was-mistake/
Posted : January 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm
Author : kkbaker22
Categories : News, US & WORLD

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emergency officials say an alert of a ballistic missile threat is a false alarm.

The alert stated there was a threat "inbound to Hawaii" and for residents to seek shelter and that "this is not a drill."

The alert caused a panic when it went to people's cellphones Saturday morning but, shortly after, authorities said it was a mistake.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza says it's not clear what caused the alert to go out.

> Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says there is no missile threat to Hawaii after an alert was sent to phones about an incoming missile. @7News ( https://twitter.com/7News?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )
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> — Alex DiPrato 7News (@AlexDiPrato) January 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/AlexDiPrato/status/952246760872783873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

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