Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert Called ‘a Drill’

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Some people in Hawaii have taken to social media after receiving an emergency message on their cell phones about a ballistic missile headed for the island chain. The message (seen above) advised citizens to seek shelter immediately and that the message itself was “not a drill.”

Shortly after the message was sent out, however, several officials confirmed that this was indeed a drill and that no one was in danger.

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The “false alarm” was sent out in error while the system was running a test.

“There is no missile threat. We’re trying to figure out where this came from or how this started. There is absolutely no incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii right now,” NORAD spokesman Lt. Commander Joe Nawrocki told Buzzfeed’s David Mack.

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