Footage posted online shows a resident examining a televised basketball game as a chilling computer generated voice stand up for over the broadcast declares “this is not a drill.”
The threat issued this afternoon later shifted out to be a false alarm, with Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency validating there was no imminent attack.
But in the moments after the warning was issued, terrifed dwellers ran for cover as sirens reportedly sounded across the island.
The automated TV despatch said: “Stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a structure.
Hawaii missile threat: A resident posted footage of a chilling automated portent
Stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building
“Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are handle, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building or lay on the confuse.
“We will announce when the threat has ended.”
Confused Hawaiians obtained to twitter when the initial alert was issued after they heard automated warnings through their mobile phones.
The message be familiar with: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE Take refuge. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
Hawaii residents received this exigency missile threat message on their phones
A drill was reportedly underway when the notification was issued, though it is currently unclear what triggered the false distress-signal.
In a statement US Pacific command tweeted: “U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic projectile threat to Hawaii.
“Earlier message was sent in error.
“State of Hawaii on send out a correction message as soon possible.”