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How Hawaii was gripped by panic from false missile warning

  • Panic and terror gripped residents and visitors in Hawaii on Saturday 
  • Authorities said there was an incoming ballistic missile only to later clarify that it was a false alarm 
  • One Twitter user wrote: ‘My family was hiding in the garage. My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken’ 

Panic and terror gripped residents and visitors in Hawaii on Saturday after authorities said there was an incoming ballistic missile only to later clarify that it was a false alarm.

Social media users posted videos, photos, and testimonials about residents hurriedly taking up shelter while thinking they were under attack.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘My family was hiding in the garage. My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken.’

One Twitter user wrote: ‘My family was hiding in the garage. My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken’

One Twitter user snapped a photo of people in a shelter. One of those was apparently former NBA superstar Magic Johnson

One Twitter user snapped a photo of people in a shelter. One of those was apparently former NBA superstar Magic Johnson

‘Talking to loved ones in Hawaii, the reality of the situation is everyone thought they were going to die for 40-minutes,’ tweeted another Twitter user. 

‘Let that sink in. Extremely traumatizing and please send your love to everyone there.’

One Twitter user snapped a photo of people in a shelter. One of those was apparently former NBA superstar Magic Johnson.

John Haltiwanger tweeted that he received a text message from a friend saying: ‘My friends are in a “fall out shelter” in Hawaii due to the missile threat and hanging with Magic Johnson.’ 

‘Get a false nuclear holocaust alarm, hang with a legend. Only in 2018,’ Haltiwanger tweeted. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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