Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert

Photo of Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert
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A screen shot take by Hawaiian citizen Alison Teal shows the screen of her mobile phone with an alert text message sent to all Hawaiian citizens on January 13, 2018. Hawaii officials swiftly confirmed a cell phone alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile was a \"false alarm\" on January 13, 2018, but not before the ominous message unnerved residents and stirred confusion across the US state. The warning -- which came across the Emergency Alert System that authorities nationwide use to delivery vital emergency information -- read: \"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.\" / AFP PHOTO / Alison TEAL (Photo credit should read ALISON TEAL/AFP/Getty Images) Photographer: ALISON TEAL/AFP

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