Hawaiians Just Received ‘Inbound Ballistic Missile Threat’ Emergency Alert
(ZHE) — Shortly after 8am local time Saturday, Hawaii’s emergency alert system sent out a shocking message to its citizens: “Ballistic Missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek Immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
The emergency alert was sent to all cellphones and interrupted Hawaiian TV.
The moment the EAS alert interrupted Hawaiian TV is terrifying pic.twitter.com/pVwpCBeRgD
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 13, 2018
Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency quickly responded:
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza confirmed it’s a false alarm. He says the agency is trying to determine what happened.
Tulsi Gabbard quickly took to Twitter to proclaim the emergency alert a false alarm:
HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs