Hawaii missile alert: Federal Communications Commission launches full investigation

A full investigation into a false emergency alert which warned a ballistic missile was heading for Hawaii, according to the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Residents received alerts to their phones at about 8.07am local time on Saturday saying "Ballistic missile threat inbound. Hawaiian Governor David Ige later told reporters an employee of Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency mistakenly "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.

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