'Wrong button' pushed during 'shift change' blamed for false Hawaii missile alert

'Wrong button' pushed during 'shift change' blamed for false Hawaii missile alert

He sent his mother, back home in southern IL, a message - a screen shot of his phone, with the alert across it.

Jim Carrey was among the many people in Hawaii who were scared for their lives after receiving a false alarm about an inbound ballistic missile threat.

The first thing Hawaii resident Chloe Williams did when she heard about the ballistic missile alert was call her parents in Ohio.

But 38 minutes later, US officials sent another message saying that the text was a false alarm. "It was a false alarm based on a human error", Schatz wrote.

The threats of North Korea sending ballistic missiles capable of reaching the mainland USA has surely placed the residents on guard.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai says his agency will also investigate how the alert message was sent. "We just started praying, and forwarded the text to our older daughter in Oklahoma so she could be praying".

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

Given Hawaii's positioning, the islands would be earlier to reach than the United States mainland.

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Hawaii has been on edge in recent months amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea.

While on vacation in Hawaii, a Green Bay woman and her family were among those on the island who got a terrifying alert warning them of a ballistic missile threat.

The traumatizing alert was sent to phones and put on local television networks around 8 am and warned residents of an incoming missile while also advising them to take immediate shelter.

Van Curen and her son searched for news about an alert but couldn't find any.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard shared a screenshot of the false emergency alert around 1:19 Eastern time.

"It's ridiculous that one person could press one button and put the entire state in panic", Phil Russell said.

Officials are working to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

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