Hawaii officials mistakenly send out ‘ballistic missile threat’ emergency notification
Hawaii was thrown into a frenzy today as officials mistakenly sent a ‘ballistic missile threat’ emergency notification to iOS users warning them of an incoming missile.
State of Hawaii officials claim the emergency notification was sent mistakenly during a training exercise, blaming a “technical issue” and ruling out hacking as a cause of the alert.
The terrifying notification reported… “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the message, all in capital letters, followed by another 45 minutes later which said “There is no missile threat to Hawaii or danger to the State of Hawaii. Repeat. False Alarm.”
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
Hawaii Emergency Management sends out message saying the missile alert is a false alarm 45 minutes later pic.twitter.com/Y79Phzearz
— Honolulu Civil Beat (@CivilBeat) January 13, 2018