People fill the square of the main railway station to watch a televised news broadcast of the test-fire of an inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-12, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. By firing a missile over Japan and putting the Asia-Pacific, including U.S. territory Guam, on notice for more and more ambitious tests, the North has won itself greater space for more weapons tests Washington and Seoul see as provocative. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Some people in Hawaii received a rude awakening Saturday morning.
At approximately 8:08 a.m. local time, residents received an alert on their phones about a ballistic missile threat. The alert message urged residents to seek immediate shelter and stated that it was not a drill.