Accidental missile alert causes panic in Hawaii before error notice

The Hawaii authorities confirmed on Saturday that there was no ballistic missile headed toward Hawaii, minutes after an emergency alert was sent to cellphones, TV and radio: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” A corrected alert was sent out 38 minutes later. “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii,” it read. “Repeat. False Alarm.”
The episode caused confusion at a time of heightened tension after North Korea’s claim to have missiles capable of reaching the United States.

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