Hawaii missile alert: Tears 'streamed down children's faces' as terrified crowds sought shelter from ballistic missile that never was

A woman who ran for shelter in Hawaii after receiving an alert about an imminent missile attack has told of tears running down the faces of young children as their parents tried to reassure them.

As officials launched an investigation into how the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued a warning to cell phones reading BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, people revealed how they scrambled to take shelter wherever they could.

One resident posted video footage of parents lifting children into storm drains, until officials took another 40 minutes before sending a second

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