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Man charged with threatening 2 with knife, firearm in Hilo


  • Paiea Young, 20, threatened a 42-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both of Hilo, during a verbal argument at Ponahawai Street and Kilauea Avenue, according to police. (Hawaii County Police)
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Hawaii island police have charged a 20-year-old man for allegedly threatening two people with a knife and a firearm Thursday in Hilo.

According to police, Paiea Young threatened a 42-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both of Hilo, during a verbal argument at Ponahawai Street and Kilauea Avenue.

Police located Young at his Haili Street apartment soon after and arrested him.

A search of Young’s apartment turned up a BB gun and a knife matching the description of the one used in the confrontation.

On Friday, Young was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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