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Hawaii ‘Missile Threat’ Is A False Alarm For Residents Regarding Possible North Korean Attack

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13.01.2018

Was Hawaii at the risk of a “missile threat” from North Korea? No. Hawaii officials confirmed that an emergency alert warning instructing recipients to seek immediate shelter was sent accidentally. Despite residents of Hawaii having received the emergency alert on Saturday, there was a false alarm.

What happened? Residents received the following message: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Why did it happen? The BBC reported that it was unclear how the initial mistake was made. Nonetheless, many were obviously concerned both in the state and out.

It was certainly a scary situation for those in Hawaii as not more than a week ago President Donald Trump boasted about having a much bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser said emergency officials had mistakenly sent the message out by text at 08:07........

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