Top Official Resigns, Worker Fired After Hawaii False Missile Alert


The head of Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has resigned and the employee who issued a false missile alert to the state earlier this month has been fired, officials announced Tuesday.

Vern Miyagi, the EMA administrator, resigned effective Tuesday, State Adjutant General Joe Logan said at a press conference alongside Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D).

Bruce Oliveira, the state’s lead investigator on the incident, said that the employee responsible for issuing the false alert had confused exercises for actual events in the past.

Read more at The Hill.



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