This got sent out in Hawaii
False alarm sends Hawaii scrambling amid report of a ballistic missile heading toward the island
Hawaii was rattled on Saturday after an alert claimed — falsely, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was heading for the island.Around 1pm Eastern, social media lit up with users in Hawaii who received cellphone alerts stating that a projectile was heading for the island. The message was accompanied by an ominous warning that the alarm was "not a drill."The alert momentarily sent recipients into a panic, until Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard debunked it as a false alarm. Hawaiian officials, as well as the U.S. Pacific Command, quickly followed suit."State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii," U.S. Pacific Command's David Benham said in a statement.The panic comes as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been heightened. The totalitarian state has tested a volley of ballistic missiles. Amid the threat, Hawaii last month tested a nuclear siren warning for the first time since the Cold War.