"We hope that person will reconsider," said Fowlkes.
“We share FCC Public Safety Bureau Chief Lisa Fowlkes’s disappointment," Hawaii Emergency Management said in a statement. "The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has encouraged its employees to cooperate in all ongoing investigations. While cooperation is in the end a matter of choice for each individual, we hope that anyone who is not cooperating will reconsider and assist in bringing these matters to a satisfactory conclusion.”
The erroneous alert sent to the cell phones of Hawaiians resulted in panic across the state, including people abandoning their vehicles on the highway. A video of a man putting his child in a manhole went viral.
About 10 minutes after the initial alert, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted there was no threat.
The Hawaiian agency didn't send a retraction over the original platform - people's cell phones - until 38 minutes after the initial alert.
The mistake has sparked questions across the country over the effectiveness of future alerts and the process by which alerts are sent out.