False alarm: Emergency alert in Hawaii claims ‘missile inbound’
A few minutes ago, phones across Hawaii received the above emergency alert about a “ballistic missile threat inbound,” but according to state officials it isn’t true. US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s governer David Ige and the state’s Hawaii Emergency Management Agency all chimed in one Twitter to confirm the alert is false. Honolulu police confirmed in a post that “State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR!,” while Buzzfeed reporter Amber Jamieson tweets that one EMA employee said it was a part of a drill.
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) 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
There is NO missile threat. https://t.co/qR2MlYAYxL
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) January 13, 2018
Source: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Twitter), David Ige (Twitter)