Hawaii residents and visitors received shocking mobile push alerts Saturday morning warning of an approaching ballistic missile, including those playing in this week's Sony Open in Oahu. The mobile alert instructed people to seek shelter, but Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency quickly sent out a tweet stating that the message was sent in error.
NO missile threat to Hawaii.— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018
Understandably, many in the golf community - both in Hawaii and not - were on high alert for several minutes.
To all that just received the warning along with me this morning... apparently it was a “mistake” hell of a mistake!! Haha glad to know we’ll all be safe https://t.co/sYmuVzymaQ— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) January 13, 2018
UM WHAT?!? This can’t be real. Stay safe everyone in Hawaii— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) January 13, 2018
This is unreal,hiding in kitchen beachside missile attack from North Korea. Alarm went out all over Hawaii, and it’s no test...— Jesper Parnevik (@JesperParnevik) January 13, 2018
Pheww!! https://t.co/NR94iS7E9j— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) January 13, 2018
Under mattresses in the bathtub with my wife, baby and in laws. Please lord let this bomb threat not be real.— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonFW) January 13, 2018
In a basement under hotel. Barely any service. Can you send confirmed message over radio or tv https://t.co/qHLeQSecnd— JJ Spaun (@JJSpaun) January 13, 2018
Well this may be one of the scariest alerts I have ever received. Luckily it was a mistake. This is no small mistake. I hope it doesn’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/EjbwrJc5H0— Austin Cook (@austincookgolf) January 13, 2018