In what was called "a hell of a mistake to make," Civil Defense officials in Hawaii sent out an incorrect warning to the island residents that a ballistic missile was on its way.
Lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sent out a screenshot of the warning she received that stated: "Ballistic missile inbound to Hawaii. Seeks shelter immediately. This is not a drill."
According to the Democratic lawmaker, " THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE."
You can see Gabbard's tweet along with a few others below:
HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO… https://t.co/DHX6WTLe7d— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@Tulsi Gabbard 🌺)1515867570.0
Please retweet https://t.co/ry6FPmUQNS— Brian Schatz (@Brian Schatz)1515867920.0
Civil Defense just confirmed that the Ballistic Missle alert to Hawaii was a mistake!!! That is a hell of a mistake to make. #Wow— Jason Parker (@Jason Parker)1515867409.0
I just now saw the news about Hawaii, and I'm gonna need a minute to decompress. Nerves are shaky.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1515868500.0