Hawaii ballistic missile text message alert was 'false alarm caused by human error'

A text alert warning people in Hawaii to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile was a false alarm, the state’s emergency management agency has said.

The message, issued to mobile phones on Saturday morning, read in block capitals: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

The text was sent out by the national Emergency Alert System, designed to allow the US government to warn Americans within 10 minutes of authorities learning of a threat.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency confirmed the false alarm on social media shortly after the alert was issued.

It said: ”NO missile threat

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