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Hawaii emergency officials say alert of ballistic missile threat was mistake

Hawaii emergency officials say alert of ballistic missile threat was mistake

HONOLULU -- Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a false alarm.

The emergency alert sent to cellphones said, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza said it's a false alarm and that the agency is trying to determine what happened.

"State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR!

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted the alert and said she confirmed with officials that there was no incoming missile.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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