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Hawaii residents received false emergency alert about an incoming missile

The Verge Saturday, 13 January 2018
Hawaii residents received false emergency alert about an incoming missileEarlier today, Hawaiian residents got a disturbing alert on their phones and on television: a missile inbound island, and people should take shelter immediately. The notification was quickly confirmed to be false, and Hawaii outlets are reporting that it was sent in error.

The alert, which read “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” alarmed residents, who posted screenshots of the notification on Twitter.

The notification was quickly labeled a false report: Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard a screenshot of the alert, saying that it was a false alarm, and that she had confirmed with officials that there was no danger to the island. Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency likewise...
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CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud reports from Honolulu, Hawaii where there is outrage after a false emergency alert went out to residents and tourists on the island warning a missile was headed their way.

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