Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said. State officials and the U.S. military's Pacific Command confirmed that there was no actual threat to the state. The mistaken alert stated: "EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.

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