The Governor of Hawaii called the cause of a false missile alarm

© AP Photo / Caleb Openidlogin Federal Agency for emergency management in the command post in Honolulu, Hawaii. Archival photoThe Governor of Hawaii called the cause of a false missile alarm© AP Photo / Caleb Jones

False report warning of a ballistic missile flying in the direction of the U.S. state of Hawaii caused by human error. This was announced by state Governor David Aydzh, reports Hawaii News Now.

HAWAII — THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) 13 Jan 2018

Earlier on Saturday in Hawaii was spread the message of a missile threat. Residents called as soon as possible to find shelter and assured that this is not a drill. Later, the Pacific command of the US armed forces has announced that this message was sent by mistake.

«A mistake was made in the course of standard procedure when taking over a new service change. One of the staff pressed the wrong button,» said Aydzh.

He noted that special services took 40 minutes to send the second message with refutation.

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