• Officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile toward Hawaii

    By: AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER KELLEHER

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    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake.

    The emergency alert sent to cellphones said in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."


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    Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza says it's a false alarm.

    He says the agency is trying to determine what happened.

    The alert stirred panic for residents on the island and across social media.


     

     

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