Updated: January 14, 2018 1:43 pm
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.