US communications agency investigates fake missile warnings in Hawaii

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On Saturday, there was a warning message that the missiles were on Hawaii. However, not long after that, a second notification stating that the previous warning was wrong.

"Hawaii is a false warning, no missiles going to Hawaii," Hawaii congressman Tulsi Gabbard wrote on Twitter. "I have confirmed to the authorities that no missiles are attacking."

In his tweet, Gabbard includes a screenshot of his cell phone, showing the wrong warning sent to everyone in Hawaii. The warning message appeared on Saturday morning local time.

"A missile threat to Hawaii, find a sanctuary, this is not an exercise," the message said.

The message is also broadcast on Hawaiian television. "If you're outdoors, quickly find refuge in the building, stay indoors, away from the window If you're on the road, get close to the edge and look for protection in the nearest building or down on the ground We'll give you an announcement after the threat has passed. This is not training. "

This warning comes amid the tense relations between the United States and North Korea. In November, North Korea tested missiles despite being banned.

In the same month, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency said in an official statement that they began testing statewide warning systems and were discussing what we were doing to prepare our region from nuclear threats.


Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz said that this false alarm came from human error. "We are relieved to know that this is a wrong warning," he said.

"From what I hear, and I'm not 100 percent sure, it's the result of human error, no matter whether it's a human error, a glitch or a hacked system, whatever the reason, it should not happen again."

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai said via Twitter that the agency he leads will conduct a thorough investigation of the false alarm. On Sunday, the FCC issued an official statement stating the investigation process had begun.
 

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