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Homeless man allegedly tries to grab officer's gun in Nuuanu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:03 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014

A 52-year-old homeless man is in custody today after he allegedly tried to the take the handgun of a Honolulu police officer.

The incident occurred just after 10:30 p.m. Monday near a 7-Eleven store in Nuuanu.

Honolulu police said they were responding to a report of a suspicious man when the suspect attacked the officer and tried to take the officer's firearm.

The man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree theft and assault on a law enforcement officer.

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HAJAA1 wrote:
Scary town side
on January 7,2014 | 07:16AM
2NDC wrote:
There was an ambulance and several blue and white units responding. Saw the action last night. Sure wish the article explained why the ambulance was there. I didn't see the suspect in the ambulance or any officers getting treated.
on January 7,2014 | 08:01AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Lucky for the suspect he didn't get shot for attempting to disarm an officer.......
on January 7,2014 | 08:25AM
iwanaknow wrote:
The perp was just looking for a warm bed and 3 square meals all on taxpayer dime?
on January 7,2014 | 08:36AM
samidunn wrote:
Try and get at a police officers gun should be mandatory jail time.
on January 7,2014 | 02:17PM
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