Hawaii accidentally sends out missile threat alert

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Hawaiians and tourists alike were shaken shortly after 8:00 a.m. HST when a push notification alerted those in the state of islands to a false missile threat, causing an immediate panic.

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII", the text message read in block capitals. The message was also broadcast on TV, in terrifying fashion.

The message was sent amid heightened nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Hawaii emergency officials said an alert of a ballistic missile threat is a false alarm. It appears that it was actually a drill, but was never meant to actually be sent to anybody's iphone.


A minute later the entire 911 phone system broke down and calls to Emergency defense remained unanswered.Civil defense and authorities seem to be unavailable in Hawaii at this time, but phone lines and internet is up and running.

NORAD spokesman Lt. Commander Joe Nawroo said that they were trying to establish how the serious command and control error was made.

"My phone's blowing up right now", Nawrocki added. "Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill".

This is a developing story and will be added to as details emerge.

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