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Hawaii says lack of adequate fail-safe measures led to false missile alert

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Human error and a lack of adequate fail-safe measures during a civil defense warning drill led to the false missile alert that stirred panic across Hawaii over the weekend, a state emergency management agency spokesman acknowledged on Sunday. Elaborating on the origins of Saturday’s false alarm, which went uncorrected for nearly 40 minutes, spokesman Richard Rapoza said the employee who mistakenly sent the missile alert “has been temporarily reassigned” to other duties.

False alarm suspicious bag near US Embassy empty

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A suspicious briefcase found near the US embassy in Tirana the police declared that the bomb alert was a fake. The discovery of a seemingly forgotten briefcase in proximity of the embassy walls on Friday alarmed the police. The bomb alert near the US Embassy followed by only few days a strong declaration of the US Ambassador Donald Lu for the crimes dominance in Albania.

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