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UPDATED: The fired Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee contradicted parts of what his supervisors have said.
The interceptor was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai.
The worker who sent it out heard, “This is not a drill,” but he didn’t hear, “Exercise, exercise, exercise.”
UPDATED: A state investigation says the employee, who was fired Friday, had previously mistaken drills for real threats.
The worker mistook a drill for an actual warning and sent the alert without a supervisor’s sign-off, said the Federal Communications Commission.
Sen. Michelle Kidani’s measure comes two weeks after the false missile alert, when some people reported being told to leave businesses.
It was a life-changing moment for people in Hawaii who received the Jan. 13 missile alert and believed it.