The citizens of the state of Hawaii were thrown into a panic this saturday morning. They received a text that turned out to be a false alarm.
The frightening alarm warned of a missile strike that scaredHawaiians as cell phones across the state advised that the alert was “not a drill.”
“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter,” the text read in all caps.
The message also blared across television sets in the state — where residents have been on edge in recent months amid growing tensions between the Trump administration and North Korea.
Social media erupted as a flurry of people shared the shocking communication.
“We are aware of the reports and are looking into it,” a Pentagon spokeswoman said shortly after the notice was sent out.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sought to calm nerves soon after the accidental alarm.
“NO missile threat to Hawaii,” the agency tweeted.
But many were already rattled by the warning.