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Puna man charged in standoff with police

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:09 a.m. HST, Apr 02, 2013

A 55-year-old Puna man made his initial appearance in a Hilo District Court Monday on first-degree terroristic threatening and several firearms charges after staging a seven-hour stand-off with police last week.

Jeffrey K. Cabantan of Eden Roc was charged Thursday with first-degree terroristic threatening and four firearms offenses. His bail was set at $104,000. 

Hawaii County police said Cabantan allegedly used a gun Tuesday to threaten people in a house on Ahi Avenue in Puna. The man refused to surrender to the officers, so the police department called in its Special Response Team tactical unit.

A 35-year-old relative managed to leave the house, police said. His wife, 55, was found unharmed in the house.

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Slow wrote:
I live in Puna. I lived almost all my life on Oahu. Please commenters, do not post some generalization or incorrect assumption about Puna, the Big Island or the race or age of these people. It is not typical of anything.
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