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Hawaii starts weekend with false missile alert

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A scary false alarm for Hawaiians Saturday morning, after state emergency officials tweeted about a missile attack.

Just after 8 am local time, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency sent out a tweet that said:

"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."

As you might imagine, the message caused concern on social media.

HEMA officials quickly corrected themselves, sending a tweet a short time later that said "No missile threat to Hawaii."

Later, US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there was no threat and that the earlier tweet was sent in error.

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