There was commotion on Saturday in Hawaii, United States (U.S.), after emergency officials confirmed that an alert signifying that ballistic missile was inbound to the island, was a mistake.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was “NO missile threat” to the state.
The agency spokesman Richard Repoza said the alert was a false alarm. He said the agency was working to determine what happened.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram said he spoke to two people on the Kona side of the island who said they were told to stay in their hotel room and that there was a missile incoming.
Earlier message was sent in error; state of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible.”
Schatz wrote in a separate tweet that what happened was “totally inexcusable.”
The second alert sent by Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency telling citizens there was no threat arrived approximately 38 minutes after the ballistic warning threat.
“Today’s alert was a false alarm,” Hirono wrote.
“At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to the community is accurate. We need to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again.”
Source: Fox News