Television viewers were startled by a fake Emergency Alert announcement Friday claiming to come from the White House, prompting fears of an imminent threat from Ebola or ISIS.
Check it out:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) later blamed it on a glitch in the system that was triggered by a radio broadcast that incidentally set off the alerts, as federal regulators continue to investigate.
The message flashing across televisions read: “This station has interrupted its regular programming at the request of the White House to participate in the Emergency Alert System.”
A FEMA spokesperson called the Emergency Alert announcement “inappropriate.”