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Someone "pushed the wrong button" to send out a false alert to warn of an inbound ballistic missile alarm to Hawaiians, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige.
The incident occurred during an employee shift change, Ige added while speaking with CNN.
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Cellphones, television, and radio stations received the morning emergency alert, which claimed it was not a drill.
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Local officials and the U.S. Pacific Command have since confirmed that the emergency alert was sent out in error to residents of the island chain, which recently tested out a Cold War-era nuclear warning siren in response to North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
Lawmakers and Ige are seeking answers for what exactly happened so that the mistake will not be...
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