(LIN) — The hearts of many Americans sank Tuesday after seeing a tweet by The Associated Press saying, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
Minutes later, AP reporter Sam Hananel tweeted: "Please Ignore AP Tweet on explosions, we've been hacked."
That didn't stop the retweets and paranoia that an attack did happen.
Stocks plummeted at the news of the White House being attacked. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points in just minutes after the tweet. As quickly as it fell, it seemed to rebound.
Twitter quickly suspended the account, and the AP announced it was working to quickly correct the issue.
Today's top headlines with Matt Mauro and Elizabeth Alvarez. Weather with Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke
* Car Roll Over
* Coors Water Main Break
* Deputy Crash
* Metro Snow
* Eastern Snow
* Stroll and Twinkle Light Parade
* New Mexico Road Conditions
* Northern Snow
* Roswell Snow
* APS School Snow
* New G.E.D. Rules
* New Info on APD Shooting
* Manny Aragon
Four and a half years after he went to prison, former state senate leader Manny Aragon is out.
A suspected meth kingpin the FBI thought might be hiding out in New Mexico has been captured.
The popular Capulin Snow Play Area near Sandia Peak will be closed for the second year in a row.
While the roads were looking clearer late Thursday afternoon in the Albuquerque area, they could get dangerous again as temperatures drop later in the evening.
New details were released Thursday in Albuquerque's latest police shooting.