Hawaii officials say inbound ballistic missile alert was mistake

Erika Holt
January 13, 2018

In October, the University of Hawaii sent its students and faculty an email about what actions to undertake in case of a nuclear incident, instructing students when and where to shelter in place of an attack.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency on Saturday said there is no missile threat to the state, despite an emergency alert that directed residents to seek immediate shelter due to an inbound "ballistic missile threat".

The messages appear to have been sent on Apple's emergency message system.

However, Hawaii Senator Tulsi Gabbard (D), quickly confirmed that this was a false alarm.

Sevilla keen on loan deal for Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi
Antonio Conte has insisted he is "very happy" with Michy Batshuayi amid speculation the striker could leave Chelsea in January. Batshuayi snubbed West Ham for Chelsea in 2016 after the Hammers had a £30million bid accepted by Marseille.

Mahathir not allowed to visit Anwar by prison authorities
All the visits were in November previous year , after Anwar had undergone surgery for a shoulder injury suffered during a September auto crash involving a Prisons Department vehicle.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Holdings Trimmed by State of Wisconsin Investment Board
With 8.63 million avg volume, 3 days are for Viacom Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB)'s short sellers to cover VIAB's short positions. Family Firm Incorporated reported 1,088 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. 200 were reported by Capital Guardian Trust.

"It was part of a drill that was going on", they said.

Lt. Commander Joe Nawrocki of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the agency in charge of providing aerospace warnings in North America, told BuzzFeed News, "There is no missile threat". "There is absolutely no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii right now", he said.

"This was the message received on every single mobile phone at 8.07 am this morning in the US State of Hawaii".

"At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to community is accurate".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article