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Hawaii Issues False Alarm Warning Of ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND…THIS IS NOT A DRILL’

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Hawaii Issues False Alarm Warning Of ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND…THIS IS NOT A DRILL’





Hawaii officials confirmed on Saturday that a mobile alert warning island residents of a “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND” was a “false alarm.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) issued a tweet minutes after the alert was issued saying that “there is no incoming missile to Hawaii.”

Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency also confirmed on Twitter that there was no threat.



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.”

U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Cmdr. David Benham said in a statement that the military “has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii” and that an “earlier message was sent in error.”

“State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible,” he said.

It took 38 minutes for officials to issue a second message calling the initial alert a false alarm.

“The people of Hawaii just got a taste of the stark reality of what we face here with a potential nuclear strike on Hawaii,” Gabbard said during a phone interview Saturday on CNN.

“This is a real threat facing Hawaii,” she added.





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