HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reassured the public Saturday that there was no emergency despite residents hearing the sound of a blaring siren sometime after midnight.

At roughly 12:15 a.m., the State Warning Point received calls from residents reporting a “runaway” siren. 

The Oahu Warning Point also received multiple calls verifying the same issue. 

HI-EMA said that upon investigation, it was determined the siren activation was a false alarm, officials said in a news release. 

The SWP immediately issued a Cancel Tone for Oahu to stop the siren. The Pearl Harbor Military Police Dispatch and Pacific Command Fleet 24/7 Watch were notified and confirmed the receipt of the Cancel Tone. 

The incident lasted roughly 10 minutes.

“We understand the concern this type of incident can cause, and we are working diligently to investigate the cause of the false alarm to prevent future occurrences. HI-EMA Logistics will conduct a follow-up review on Monday, June 10, 2024, to ensure all systems are functioning properly,” said Kīele Amundson, HI-EMA’s Communications Director, in a news release.

“HI-EMA appreciates the vigilance of our community and the swift reporting of the incident, which allowed us to address the situation promptly. We apologize for any inconvenience or alarm this may have caused,” said Amundson.