Governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing Friday in Honolulu.

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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi listens during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).

Associated Press

State Rep. Kaniela Ing asks questions of state emergency management officials during a hearing Friday in Honolulu.

HONOLULU — The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes later.