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Hawaii Got An Alert For An Inbound Ballistic Missile - But It Was Fake

People in Hawaii got an emergency alert Saturday warning them about an incoming ballistic missile. It was a false alarm.

The alert didn't contain many details. It instructed people to seek shelter and noted "this is not a drill." Almost immediately people on Twitter speculated the alert was a mistake or the result of a hack.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency tweeted there is no missile threat to the islands. It's unclear why the alert went out. 


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