US Hawaii officials say 'false alarm' on alert about inbound ballistic missile

20:50  13 january  2018
20:50  13 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

Ex-Obama defense official on Hawaii false alarm: 'Thank God the President was playing golf'

  Ex-Obama defense official on Hawaii false alarm: 'Thank God the President was playing golf' A former Defense Department official under former President Barack Obama reacted to the false alarm of a ballistic missile headed towards Hawaii on Saturday.Patrick Granfield, a former strategic communications director at the Pentagon, posted the tweet after Hawaii officials declared the emergency alert was a false alarm.

" ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii . Seek immediate shelter. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," read the alert to people's phones, which immediately caused a panic among residents But a representative at Hawaii 's Emergency Management Agency said the message was a false alarm .

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a beach with a palm tree in front of a body of water © Provided by The Hill Hawaii officials on Saturday announced that an alert saying a missile was headed for the state was a false alarm after people received a mobile alert detailing an imminent threat.

Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) issued a tweet, saying she had confirmed with officials the alert was false.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency also confirmed on Twitter that there was no threat.

The false alarm comes as U.S.-North Korean relations have declined in light of North Korea's continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

Hawaii officials say ‘NO missile threat’ amid emergency alerts .
Several Hawaii residents received emergency alerts advising them to “seek immediate shelter” Saturday morning.Load Error

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