Hawaii officials say missile alert was mistake

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Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency tweeted there is no missile threat to the islands.

Screenshots bouncing around social media show alerts reading, in all caps "BALLISTIC MISSILE INBOUND TO HAWAII".

Brian Schatz, both of whom represent Hawaii, said on Twitter that alert was a false alarm.

The message turned out to be a stunning, inexcusable false alarm. "The possibility of a missile being inbound to Hawaii presumably from North Korea, although no one said that, that possibility does not seem that ridiculous at the moment", Aaron said.

Hawaii News Now reported that the alert "sent people scrambling for shelters and their cars, and online for additional news".

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After sending the state of Hawaii into a panic, an Saturday morning alert warning people of an incoming ballistic missile was called a "false alarm based on a human error". Earlier message was sent in error.

"The Warning Message received by the National Weather Service from Hawaii state officials has been confirmed to be a test message". He said he was still in bed when the phone started going off "like insane". We're trying to figure out where this came from or how this started.

"There is no missile threat", the Democratic senator tweeted.

He was still "a little freaked out" and feeling paranoid even after hearing it was a false alarm.

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