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FCC 'launching a full investigation' into false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii

FCC 'launching a full investigation' into false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced that his agency is conducting a "full investigation" into the false ballistic missile alert that sent across Hawaii in the early morning there on Saturday.

"The @FCC is launching a full investigation into the false emergency alert that was sent to residents of Hawaii," Pai said in a brief tweet.

Ige tweeted that he is meeting with "top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused this morning’s false alarm and to prevent it from happening again."

"The President has been briefed on the state of Hawaii's emergency management exercise.

This was purely a state exercise," said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.

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