Time: 11:28 PM
Residents of Hawaii were shaken on Saturday
after receiving a false alert that a ballistic missile was threatening the
"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This
is not a drill," said the alert.
Twenty minutes later, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that
there was no threat.
Hawaii's Governor David Ige said he would "get to the bottom of this" and
meet with the Defense department and the state's emergency management agency.
The US Pacific Command branch of the US military additionally confirmed
that there was no threat.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters that
President Donald Trump had been briefed on the false alarm and stated it was
"purely an exercise."