False missile alert spooks Hawaii | Techno Rhyno


Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Residents of the islands got spooked by a bogus alert about a missile attack.

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An emergency alert notification that went out Saturday warning of a missile strike on Hawaii was a false alarm, state officials said.

“Hawaii – This is a false alarm. There is no incoming missile to Hawaii,” read a tweet from congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “I have confirmed with officials there is no incoming missile.”

In her tweet, Gabbard included a screengrab from a phone, showing the bogus alert, which went out Saturday morning and read, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

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