Siren Interrupts Man's Run in Japan's Niigata Prefecture Amid Reports of North Korea Missile Launch

A loud siren sounded in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture amid warnings of a North Korea missile launch on November 3, interrupting a man’s morning run.

Media, citing South Korean Joint Chiefs, reported North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan on November 3.

Civil protection information released by the office of Japan’s Prime Minister urged residents in prefectures including Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata to evacuate inside a building or underground.

Video posted by Twitter user @fatherlog captured the sound of the siren in Nagaoka City Nagaoka City, in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture.

“I heard a J-alert during my morning run, but there’s no building to evacuate to,” he wrote. Credit: @fatherlog via Storyful