'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert 'by mistake'

OPP  Sgt Kerry Schmidt

U.S. President Donald Trump was briefed on Saturday after an official message was mistakenly sent to Hawaii residents' mobile phones warning them of an imminent ballistic missile attack.

The Hawaii Emergency Management agency confirmed the alert was false and that there would be an investigation to learn how it was sent out.

"What the people of Hawaii went through.is a true realization that they've got 15 minutes to get to shelter or they're going to be dead", Rep. Gabbard told MSNBC.

He was still "a little freaked out" and feeling paranoid even after hearing it was a false alarm.

"To me a mistake is getting the license plate one digit off on an amber alert and quickly fixing it not a freaking ballistic missile launch alert oh my god".

A spokeswoman for U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard said the congresswoman checked with the state agency that issued the alert and was told it was sent in error. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has tweeted an hour later that there is no missile threat and that the message was a false alarm.

NO missile threat to Hawaii.

While the message was sent across the state, not everyone received a text alert.

The first, erroneous warning was sent out by the Emergency Alert System (EAS), a government program created to issue threat alerts to Americans during times of national emergency. "There is nothing more critical to Hawaii than professionalizing and trick sealing this procedure". "And there was no alarm outside, usually they have sirens if there's a tsunami coming and there was nothing like that so we started to think that it probably wasn't accurate". Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. "There was anxiety across the state and it was terrifying". She included a screen grab of the false alarm. "There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process".

"This system we have been told to rely upon failed and failed miserably today", Saiki said. There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!

Minutes after the alert, officials said the alert was sent out in error.

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