The false Hawaii missile alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button, governor says

Business Insider | 1/13/2018 | Michelle Mark
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A false alarm was broadcast to Hawaii on Saturday warning of an inbound ballistic missile, causing widespread panic.

Officials quickly confirmed afterward that the alert was a false alarm and had been sent out by mistake.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button by accident.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Saturday that a false alarm warning the entire state of an inbound ballistic missile earlier that day occurred because someone accidentally "pressed the wrong button" during an employee shift change.

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"It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button," Ige...
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