WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2018 — U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, Pacom officials said in a statement today after Hawaii residents received an emergency notification at 8:07 a.m. local time – 1:07 p.m. EST — warning of an inbound ballistic missile threat and urging them to seek shelter.
Message Sent in Error
Pacom officials said the message was sent in error and that state officials would send out a correction message.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 8:20 local time that no missile threat existed.
There has been a heightened sense of urgency in recent weeks and months as North Korea has continued, despite international pressure and a series of Tweets from United States President Donald J. Trump warning the North Korean government on the risks of their nuclear/ballistic missile programs.