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False alarm: Emergency alert in Hawaii claims 'missile inbound'

TUAW Saturday, 13 January 2018
False alarm: Emergency alert in Hawaii claims 'missile inbound'A few minutes ago, phones across Hawaii received the above alert claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound," but according to state officials it isn't true. It's unclear what caused the message to go out, but we'll have more information as it beco...
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News video: False missile threat alert for Hawaii was human error

▶ False missile threat alert for Hawaii was human error 00:53

HONOLULU, HAWAII — An emergency alert notification was blasted across Hawaii warning of a inbound ballistic missile on Saturday — fortunately it was only a false alarm. Residents and tourists got quite the message after a worker accidentally hit the wrong button. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT...

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News video: Hawaii Missile Scare Caused By Human Error

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A report released on Tuesday by the U.S. government blamed Hawaii’s false alert of a missile attack in January on a “combination of human error and inadequate safeguards.” The alarm, which went..
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