Mis­sile mis­take prompts panic

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

THE emer­gency alert about an in­com­ing “bal­lis­tic mis­sile threat” that jolted Hawai­ians awake on Satur­day morn­ing was a false alarm that was caused by some­one hit­ting the “wrong but­ton”, Gov­er­nor David Ige said.

“It was a mis­take made dur­ing a stan­dard pro­ce­dure at the change over of a shift and an em­ployee pushed the wrong but­ton,” Gov­er­nor David Ige said.

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