A Hawaii man apparently suffered a heart attack Saturday after residents were falsely told a ballistic missile was heading their way, the man's girlfriend said Tuesday. Japan also sent out an erroneous alert, via broadcaster NHK with the message, "NHK news alert".
Makoto Sasaki, a spokesman for NHK, apologized, saying that "staff had mistakenly operated the equipment to deliver news alerts over the Internet".
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The alert, which read: "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill".
It was transmitted to mobile phones and broadcast on television and radio across the island shortly after 8am local time on Saturday.
Hawaii's representatives in Washington, D.C. are seeking a formal Congressional investigation into the missile alert mistake that sent a wave of panic and fear across most of the state. In this case, the message was retracted instantly, and the NHK subsequently issued an apology for the error.
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It was 38 minutes of shock and stress, panic and denial.
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during the system's first operational test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii on October 5, 2011. "Based on the information we have collected so far, it appears that the government of Hawaii did not have reasonable safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the transmission of a false alert", Pai said in a statement Sunday. As I wrote then, these types of false alerts can seriously reduce public faith in authorities that should otherwise command a high degree of trust. "They took total responsibility", Trump said. The agency will also require two people to be present when an alert or drill is sent out.
She also said the Department of Homeland Security is examining how the US government can quickly verify the accuracy of alerts with agencies such as the Department of Defense.
The Emergency Management Agency was unreachable.
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