According to Mikrofonnews agency (MHA), false missile alert brought panic to hundreds of Hawaii residents.
People got a message on their mobile phones which was saying a ballistic missile has been fired at Hawaii, get shelter immediately, this is not a drill.Tensions were running high in the Hawaii as U.S. and North Korean officials were threating each other of a nuclear war. North Korea had said its ballistic missiles have the ability to target Hawaii.
forty minutes after the alert was sent and caused great panic among the people, officials sent another message saying the message was sent by false.
Organization for Managing Emergency Situation says one of the employees has pressed the wrong button in the computer which has sent the alert through mobile phones, radio and television.