By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 14, 2018 1:43 pm


This smartphone screen capture shows the retraction of a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says the false alarm about a missile threat was based on “human error” and was “totally inexcusable.” (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Panic spread across Hawaii on Saturday morning after a false alarm warned of a ballistic missle headed for the tiny US state located in the Central Pacific.

The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones statewide just before 8.10 am, warned people about an inbound missile and asked them to seek immediate shelter.

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the alert read.

However, it…

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