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Police fire fatal shots after alleged threats

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2013

~~<p>Police officers were placed on routine administrative leave Saturday after one of them shot and killed a Waipahu man brandishing a 12-foot metal pole with a sharpened blade at the end.</p>
<p>The man, 43, who witnesses say suffered from a mental disorder, had threatened a family member with the weapon, Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha said at a police press conference Saturday afternoon.</p>
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Police officers were placed on routine administrative leave Saturday after one of them shot and killed a Waipahu man brandishing a 12-foot metal pole with a sharpened blade at the end.

The man, 43, who witnesses say suffered from a mental disorder, had threatened a family member with the weapon, Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha said at a police press conference Saturday afternoon. Login for more...



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