False Hawaiian missile alert sparks panic in US

False Hawaiian missile alert sparks panic in US

False Hawaiian missile alert sparks panic in US

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

14 Jan, 2018 | 7:44 am

An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic yesterday, January 13, morning before it was declared a false alarm.

Mobile phone users received a message saying, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

State Governor David Ige apologised and said it was caused by an employee pressing the wrong button.

The US government announced there would be a full investigation.

An alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of Hawaii to North Korean missiles.


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