Homeland Security: No threat from missile

DEFENSE: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo. A THAAD system has been placed on Guam. Courtesy of the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency.  

Guam wasn't in harm's way when North Korea launched another suspected missile, a multiagency group announced Thursday.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense, in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center, federal and military partners, continue to monitor events related to the recent launch of an unidentified short-range projectile out of North Korea, the agencies announced in a press release.

“There was no indication the reported test posed an immediate threat to Guam or the Marianas,” stated Homeland Security adviser Tim Aguon. “We will continue to monitor events surrounding our region, in coordination with our local, military and federal partners.”

For more information contact Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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