Child Told to Climb Into Manhole Following Missile False Alarm

Hawaii warning

Hawaii warning

Fellow military wife Julie Cunningham also saw the alert on her phone.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was no threat about 10 minutes after the initial alert, but that didn't stop everyone from falsely over reacting. "Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill", said Williams.

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic representative for Hawaii also confirmed the message was sent out in error and that there was no missile threat. "I just kept thinking North Korea sent a missile", Vanessa Vartanian said. "We're trying to figure out where this came from or how this started".

State officials said the problem happened when an employee with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency pushed the wrong button during a shift change. It was later revealed that the message was sent by mistake, thanks to human error.

Earlier on Saturday, an emergency alert saying "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii".

US Pacific Command spokesman Commander David Benham later told reporters in a statement, "USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible".

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Many people did not receive a corrected alert on their phones until 8:45 a.m., 38 minutes after the warning of the incoming missile.

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Pettigrew said people began calling their loved ones. North Korea however hadn't fired anything. Tourists and locals were just waking up as their phones buzzed with a short emergency alert.

Kylie Anne said her family were evacuated into a bomb shelter.

"It does put into perspective to make sure we're prepared at home in case this really does happen", Johnston said.

The EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi told the media at the press conference that the person responsible feels bad and that the mistake was not made on objective and that he feels awful about the entire situation.

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