Hawaii sent scrambling after official alert wrongly warns ballistic missile is incoming

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Hawaii sent scrambling after official alert wrongly warns ballistic missile is incoming

Hawaii was plunged into panic on Saturday when an official alert warned people a ballistic missile was about to hit - only for it to turn out to be a false alarm.  Residents in the American state, which has a population of almost 1.5 million,  reportedly ran for cover when they spotted the message on their smartphones.  "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the emergency alert read.  Children were seen sheltering in locker rooms while others were witnessed looking “terrified” and crying, according to a congressman for the state.  However it was later discovered that a button had been pressed in “human error” during a change in shifts, wrongly issuing the warning.  An information related to a false emergency alert is displayed in Oahu, Hawaii Credit: REUTERS The blunder caused further fury after it took 38 minutes to alert people via the

2018.01.14. 01:03 BY :6

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