HONOLULU (WCMH) — Multiple people on Twitter have reported seeing an emergency alert about a ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says there is no threat.
The phone alert urged residents to take shelter, reading: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
Many people on social media were concerned and worried. The Hawaii EMA sent a Tweet at 9:20 a.m. local time, saying the threat is not valid.
Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said she confirmed there was no missile with officials.
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