Hawaii officials say missile alert was mistake

LAS VEGAS - Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says a false alarm about a missile threat was based on "human error" and was "totally inexcusable."

Schatz went on his Twitter account after emergency management officials confirmed the push alert about an incoming missile Saturday was a mistake, calling for accountability and an alert process that is foolproof.

The alert stated there was a threat "inbound to Hawaii" and for residents to seek shelter and that "this is not a drill."

The morning alert caused residents to panic.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says it's not clear what caused the alert to go out.
 


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