WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An emergency alert sent on Saturday to Hawaii’s residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack was transmitted mistakenly by state authorities due to human error, Hawaii’s governor and emergency management chief said.
State officials and the U.S. military’s Pacific Command confirmed that there was no actual threat to the state.
Governor David Ige, a Democrat, said in comments aired on CNN, “I was awakened by the alert like everyone else here in the state of Hawaii. It was unfortunate and regrettable. We will be looking at how we can improve the procedures so it