Hawaiian officials say tests for their state's alert system are suspended until all concerns about its reliability are addressed.
Local officials and the U.S. Pacific Command quickly confirmed that the emergency alert was sent out in error to residents of the island chain, which recently tested out a Cold War-era nuclear warning siren in response to North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
This was a test that involved the Emergency Alert System, the Wireless Emergency Alert, but no warning sirens.
8:13 a.m. – State Warning Point issues a cancellation of the Civil Danger Warning Message.
Holy hell this is terrifying.This is the exact moment the Hawaii Emergency Alert System for the Ballistic Missile alert interrupted Hawaiian TV.