A false emergency message warning Hawaii residents of an incoming ballistic missile sent people scrambling in panic Saturday. The alert, which was sent to cellphones and appeared on television, asked people to "seek immediate shelter" and added, “This is not a drill.” Reaction quickly spread across...
Islanders in Hawaii were told to 'seek immediate shelter' after a warning message was sent to their mobile phones in error.
Residents of Hawaii and folks on holiday glanced at their phones Saturday morning and were greeted by an ominous message.
"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII," said the emergency alert. "SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."
For a few moments, the island paradise was turned upside down as people tried to figure out what to do. Minutes later, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that the alert was a false alarm, but a second emergency alert wasn't sent out for 38...