Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say

The alert appeared on cellphones warning people to “seek immediate shelter,” and said, “This is not a drill.” The authorities said it was a false alarm.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency confirmed on Saturday that there was no ballistic missile headed toward the state, minutes after an emergency alert was sent to cellphones urging people to seek immediate shelter.The episode came at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea, which has said that it has successfully tested ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat of Hawaii, tweeted that she had confirmed with the authorities that...