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Suspected bomb spurs hunt for suspects

Police are still looking for suspects and trying to determine whether a mysterious package left next to a Kaimuki home Sunday was a bomb.

Police called out the bomb squad at about 9:10 a.m. Sunday to remove a possible explosive device from a Kaimuki home.

Sam Kim, who lives at 714 7th Ave., discovered the device, which resembled a pipe bomb. Kim told Hawaii News Now that the device was "a pipe bomb, a cylinder with caps on top with a cigarette embedded between the matches."

Police used a remote-controlled robot to examine and remove the device.

The bomb squad removed the device and destroyed it elsewhere, and is trying to determine what the device was, police said.

Sailor charged in assault on Prada worker

Authorities have charged a 21-year-old sailor with second-degree assault for an apparently unprovoked attack Saturday on a Prada store employee in Waikiki. Jimmie Coleman was being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.

Police said Coleman entered the luxury retail store at 2174 Kalakaua Ave. and attacked a 49-year-old male employee with an unidentified dangerous instrument at 2:56 a.m. Saturday.

Security guards and the victim’s co-workers intervened and disarmed the assailant, police said. The suspect fled the scene, but officers, flagged down by store employees, located the suspect nearby and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree assault, police said. The victim had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, police said.

Coleman is a Navy petty officer third class and a hospital corpsman assigned to a Marine unit, the Marines said. He lives at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, police said.

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