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Army phone threat suspect to go to court in kidnap case

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A 24-year-old former Schofield Barracks soldier remained under investigation for allegedly making a telephone threat last week that put the Army base on lockdown for five hours.

A preliminary hearing for Obrien McChriston will be held Wednesday on a separate case for allegedly terrorizing four people Sept. 16 at a Kalaeloa home.

Police said McChriston got into an argument with a woman and then threatened a 23-year-old man with a knife. The man left the home, but McChriston didn’t allow three women — ages 24, 25 and 26 — to leave. Police said he allegedly threatened the women with a knife and a hammer.

Civilian authorities charged him with three counts of kidnapping and four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $50,000.

On Thursday, McChriston allegedly called a gate guard and said he would come onto Schofield and kill soldiers, police said.

The threatening call was placed at 10:18 a.m.

Police arrested him at about 3:15 p.m. behind Mendoca Park in Wahiawa, the Army said.

The Wahiawa base was locked down, including Solo­mon Elementary and Hale Kula Elementary schools, while Army authorities searched for McChriston.

The Army said McChriston was involuntarily discharged in June 2011.

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