A BALLISTIC missile alert has been issued across Hawaii, telling residents to seek immediate shelter along with the chilling warning it is ‘not a drill’.
The warning, sent to citizens’ phones, said: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
“SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
However Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency has said it is, in fact, a false alarm.
In a tweet, they said: “NO missile threat to Hawaii.”
A spokesperson added: “”We’re in a process of sending another message to cancel the initial message. It was part of a drill that was going on.”
It is currently unclear what caused the false alarm.
Democratic Congresswoman for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard tweeted: “HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”
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