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Panic spread through the state of Hawaii on Saturday morning when residents received an alert on their phones warning of a ballistic missile threat that was accidentally sent out by Civil Defense.
Scores of confused residents tweeted screenshots of the warnings after receiving them shortly after 8am local time.
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Hawaii is on the flight path between North Korea and the US. Saturday’s warning comes after months of nerve-inducing intercontinental ballistic missile tests by Kim Jong Un.
The alert was written all in block capitals, read: ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
‘SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL’.
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