POSTED: 6:58 p.m. HST, Mar 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 1:18 a.m. HST, Mar 27, 2013
A 55-year-old man said to have multiple firearms surrendered without incident to Hawaii County police Tuesday following a seven-hour standoff at a house in the Eden Roc subdivision in the Puna District, police said.
Officers from the Puna station responded shortly before 9 a.m. to a call of a 55-year-old man who was allegedly using a gun to threaten people in a house on Ahi Avenue. The man refused to surrender to the officers, so the police department called in its Special Response Team tactical unit.
At some point a 35-year-old relative managed to leave the house, police said. Officers spoke with the armed man, who surrendered about 3:45 p.m. His wife, 55, was found unharmed in the house.
The man was arrested and placed in the Hilo cellblock, under investigation for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and first-degree terroristic threatening.