Threat message cancelled: ‘U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii, this is not a drill’


Residents ponder why such an alert would have been broadcast in the first place if there was no initial threat of an incoming missile to begin with

OAHU (INTELLIHUB) — An emergency broadcast alert was sent out over the airwaves in Hawaii Saturday telling residents and tourists that the U.S. Pacific Command had detected a “missile threat” to Hawaii before the alert was retracted some 40-minutes later.

The alert was issued at 8 a.m. local time until 6:07 p.m.

The message from the Integrated Public Warning & Alert System stated:

The U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii. A missile may impact on land or sea within minutes. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! If you are indoors, stay indoors. If you are outdoors, take immediate shelter in a building. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter and lay on the floor. We will announce when the threat has ended. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Take immediate action measures.

Timothy Burke posted a video to Twitter which shows a soccer game being interrupted.

40-minutes later, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted: “No missile threat to Hawaii.”

It is not yet known if the broadcast was accidental, a hack, or intentional nor is it known if a real threat was mitigated.

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