Children rushed into manhole for safety during Hawaii missile threat

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

Ige and the head of Hawaii's Emergency Management agency, Vern Miyagi, said the false alert was the result of human error - and boiled down to a state emergency management employee clicking the wrong message during a shift change. Almost 40 minutes after the initial alert was sent, emergency officials sent a retraction in a followup email.

"Hawaii - this is a false alarm", wrote Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard on Twitter.

There is no yet word on where the alert originated from.

'No missile is headed toward the State of Hawaii REPEAT.NO MISSILE IS HEADED TOWARD THE STATE OF HAWAII'.

"We did make the determination that it was a false alarm".

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Hawaii emergency officials later determined that the alert sent to people's cellphones on Saturday was a false alarm.

Michael Kucharek, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command are still trying to verify what happened in Hawaii - but that "NORAD did not see anything that indicated any sort of threat" to the island.

The alert, issued shortly after 8 A.M. local time (1800 GMT), was sent mistakenly some three hours before the start of the third round of the PGA Tour's Sony Open.

Tweets from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the mobile messages on the false missile threat alerts. "THIS IS NOT A DRILL", read the message, which also blared across Hawaiian televisions stations. He said, "There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process". She said if there was a threat the United States would notify the government through normal security channels.

He returned to his resort, Mar-a-Lago, where the White House said he was briefed on the situation. "There is nothing more important to Hawaii than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process".

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"The risk of accidental nuclear war is not hypothetical - accidents have happened in the past, and humans will err again", tweeted Perry, who served under former President Bill Clinton.

North Korean President Kim Jong-un has threatened to unleash his country's growing missile weapon capability against the USA territory of Guam or US states, prompting President Donald Trump to threaten tough actions against Pyongyang, including "fire and fury". "If this was for real, what do we have to say for our whole defense system". The Federal Communications Commission is "launching a full investigation of what happened", according to spokesperson Brian Hart.

It was later revealed to be a false alarm although residents were completely unaware.

The incident happened amid high global tensions over North Korea's development of a ballistic nuclear weapon.

The state began testing its nuclear warning system in December, CNN reported.

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