Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert

Smartphone users and TV watchers in Hawaii on Saturday morning were on the receiving end of a harrowing and fear-inducing emergency alert regarding an impending missile attack. The message, reportedly the result of human error, instructed individuals to seek immediate shelter and naturally left many folks in a panic.

The full message reads as follows: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

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Smartphone users in Hawaii received a false alert that a ballistic missile was en route originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at 19:43:56 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.