• Missile threat alert in Hawaii is false alarm, rattles nerves

    By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    Updated:

    Some people in Hawaii received a rude awakening Saturday morning.

    At approximately 8:08 a.m. local time, residents received an alert on their phones about a ballistic missile threat. The alert message urged residents to seek immediate shelter and stated that it was not a drill.

    Within minutes, Hawaii's Emergency Management Association announced on Twitter that there was no threat. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard also confirmed on Twitter that it was a false alarm.

    Hawaii’s EMA said that the alert went out in error as part of a drill.

     

    n recent months, North Korea has claimed they have a ballistic missile that could reach Hawaii.

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