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.
Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill. pic.twitter.com/tlJYNwCr1A
— Ryan Ozawa (@hawaii) January 13, 2018
HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 13, 2018
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018