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Alert sets off Hawaii panic

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published January 14, 2018 at 3:27 a.m. Updated January 14, 2018 at 3:27 a.m.

This smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

This smartphone screen capture shows the retraction of a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Ag...

HONOLULU -- A false alarm about a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

This smartphone screen capture shows the retraction of a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Ag...

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DoubleBlind says... January 14, 2018 at 5:51 a.m.

This article is misleading in that it doesn’t clarify that Trump continued to play golf throughout the 40 minutes between when the alert was received and when it was determined to be in error. He probably doesn’t realize Hawaii is part of the US. And he still hasn’t issued a statement.

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TravisBickle says... January 14, 2018 at 1:52 p.m.

LOL! somebody hit the wrong button on the computer!! That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while!

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gohog2018 says... January 14, 2018 at 5:33 p.m.

At least they know it works.

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