Pacom Officials: Missile Warning in Hawaii Was False Alarm


U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, Pacom officials said in a statement today after Hawaii residents received an emergency notification at 8:07 a.m. local time – 1:07 p.m. EST -- warning of an inbound ballistic missile threat and urging them to seek shelter.

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Message Sent in Error

Pacom officials said the message was sent in error and that state officials would send out a correction message.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 8:20 local time that no missile threat existed.