Someone working in a Hawaiian state agency pushed the wrong button. The wrong button pusher set off 38 minutes of panic. Here’s what happened according to NBC:
At 8:07 a.m., cellphones across the archipelago pinged with the following all-caps warning: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
The button pusher wasn’t named or fired but was temporarily reassigned.