'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

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Updated 9:45 p.m. ET Hawaii residents and tourists alike were shaken shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday when a push notification alerted those in the state to a missile threat, causing an immediate panic until officials confirmed it was a false alarm. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," read the message, which also blared across Hawaiian televisions stations. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, confirmed the false alarm on Twitter 12 minutes after the errant message was sent. But it took about 38 minutes for another push notification to arrive on phones declaring there was no real danger. Gabbard told CNN that the alert was "inadvertent," according to a tweet by Jake Tapper. "We're in a process...

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'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

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