The emergency alert worker who sent a false ballistic missile alert to Hawaii residents told officials that he believed the state was actually under attack, according to a preliminary report from the FCC.

The FCC’s report is a bizarre development

The FCC’s report is a bizarre development in the incident, which left people scrambling after receiving a message about incoming missiles. After the false alert, the state attributed the incident to a worker accidentally selecting the wrong option in a drop-down menu. But it’s difficult to see how the worker’s statement fits into that timeline.

The FCC said in its report that the incident happened during a shift change. The midnight shift worker played a recording over the phone to day shift…

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