Hawaii officials say 'ballistic missile threat' emergency alert was mistake
Alert sent to cell phones
HAWAII – Officials said an alert Saturday morning about a ballistic missile heading toward Hawaii was a false alarm.
Screenshots of iPhone emergency alerts filled social media, as people on the island tried to figure out what was happening.
"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. See immediate shelter. This is not a drill," the alert stated.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is investigating.
NO missile threat to Hawaii.— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018
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