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Hawaii governor apologizes for false alert

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HONOLULU -

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is apologizing for the "pain and confusion" caused by false ballistic missile attack alert.
  
In a conciliatory news conference Saturday, Ige promised to evaluate the testing system to ensure such a mistake would never happen again.
  
The alert on Saturday sent the islands into a panic, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.
  
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi said the error happened when someone pushed the wrong button.
  
Both Miyagi and Ige promised a single person will not be able to make such an error in the future.

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