Wrong HI-EMA employee identified as man behind false missile alert

  • Source: KHON2.com
  • Published: 02/08/2018 12:00 AM

A picture taken several months ago resurfaced after the false missile alert, drawing death threats and racial hatred. But the person in the picture says he wasn’t even at work when the false alert was sent. Jeff Wong had to endure it all because of an article that posted his picture inside the emergency operations center. The picture went viral in social media and national news outlets that mistakenly identified him as the one who sent the alert. Wong says it’s an experience that he would never want anybody else to go through. He says he was on Kauai that day and he wound up helping other people when the alert came out.


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