A false mobile alert that warned people across Hawaii of an incoming ballistic missile was sent because “an employee pushed the wrong button,” the state’s governor said Saturday.
Gov. David Ige (D) told reporters that the alert, which caused widespread confusion and panic across Hawaii, was sent because of a human error that occurred as emergency employees were changing shifts.
“It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” Ige said.
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