Hawaiians Rattled by False Missile Alert

Hawaii officials confirmed “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 New York Times reports.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) told CNN that human error caused the alert to go out: “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button.”
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