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Hawaii residents receive ‘missile threat,’ told to seek shelter — but officials call it a ‘false alarm’

Hawaii residents receive ‘missile threat,’ told to seek shelter — but officials call it a ‘false alarm’

Residents in Hawaii received an emergency warning on their phones Saturday warning them of a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” and were told to seek shelter.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, residents in the 50th U.S. state received the alarming message.

Immediately, people began tweeting screenshots of the message.

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.

“There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii,” the follow-up alert stated.

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