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Hawaii 'ballistic missile threat' alert to phones was false alarm,
officials say.

by Erik Ortiz, Phil McCausland and Chelsea Bailey

Hawaiians were thrown into a panic Saturday morning after an emergency
alert was mistakenly sent, warning them to "seek immediate shelter"
from a ballistic missile threat, and it took emergency officials 38
minutes to send a new alert to mobile phones that the threat was a
false alarm.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi said at a
press conference with the governor Saturday afternoon that a single
individual sent out the alert by mistake. The individual went so far
as to click through a second message, intended as a safeguard, that
asked whether the alert should go out.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hawaii-ballistic-missile-threat-alert-phones-was-false-alarm-officials-n837511

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