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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

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HONOLULU - Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake.
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Hawaii Missile Phone Message Terrifies State But Is False, Officials Say

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It's unclear why an emergency message of an "incoming missile" was sent to phones.
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Hawaii Officials: Text Alert About Missile Threat Was Mistake

Hawaii Officials: Text Alert About Missile Threat Was Mistake

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HONOLULU - A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officials said.
The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones, said in all caps, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm and the agency is trying to determine what happened.

The alert caused a tizzy on the island and across social media.
Jamie Malapit, owner of a Honolulu hair salon, texted...
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Players tweet about fake Hawaii missile threat

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Hawaii residents and visitors - including those in town for this week's Sony Open - received mobile alerts Saturday morning that there was an incoming missile threat.
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‘This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert ‘by mistake'

‘This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert ‘by mistake'

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A text warning of an imminent incoming ballistic missile, which urged residents to “seek immediate shelter” was “accidentally” issued by Hawaii Civil Defense, briefly stirring panic and confusion on social media.
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‘This Is Not a Drill.' Hawaii Just Sent Out an Incoming Missile Alert. It Was a Mistake

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On Saturday afternoon, the internet seemed abuzz with reports that people had received alerts of a missile threat in Hawaii. But authorities said the report was false.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency quickly doused cold water on the alerts. “NO missile threat to Hawaii,” the agency tweeted Saturday afternoon Eastern Time. The tweet was quickly retweeted by Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono.
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
- Hawaii EMA January 13, 2018
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said on Twitter the alert was a false alarm, and she had confirmed with officials there was no missile...
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