False alarm on incoming ballistic missiles prompts jitters in Hawaii

Saturday 1439/4/26 - 2018/01/13
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Washington, Rabi'II 26, 1439, January 13, 2018, SPA -- An alert saying a missile was headed for Hawaii
was a false alarm, officials said Saturday after people in the US
state were alarmed to see a warning about an imminent threat on their mobile devices, according to dpa.
US lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard, who represents Hawaii, said she had confirmed with officials the alert was false. "HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM," she wrote on Twitter. "THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII." Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency also confirmed on Twitter that there was no threat. "NO missile threat to Hawaii," it said on Twitter.
The false alarm comes amid tension regarding North Korea's continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and tit-for-tat rhetoric exchanged by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
--SPA
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