The message that warned Hawaiian residents to seek refuge due to the imminent threat of a ballistic missile on Saturday morning was a false alarm, officials said. “THREAT OF BALLISTIC MISSILE ON THE ROAD TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE REFUGE, THIS IS NOT A SIMULATION,” the alert told the people’s telephones, which immediately caused panic among residents and on social networks. But a representative from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) said the message was a false alarm.

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