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Bomb squad called to Tantalus Drive accident site

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    Police vehicles blocked off Tantalus Drive at Aaliamanu Place this morning.

A portion of Tantulas Drive in Makiki was closed this morning after the bomb squad was called to the scene of an accident to investigate a possible “explosive device” that turned out to be PVC pipe.

Capt. Keith Horikawa, spokesman of the Criminal Investigation Division, said HPD was called around 2:20 a.m. to investigate a report of a two-car accident in the 2000 block of Tantalus Drive.

Patrol officers found an unoccupied black BMW, which they determined was stolen. Also found was a possible explosive device, and Special Services Division tactical officers were called in.

Horikawa said the device turned out to be a PVC pipe and posed no threat.

Tantalus Drive was closed through the morning from Aliamanu Drive to the 3,000 block.

The car may have flipped over during the accident and hit the side of a hill, Horikawa said. It was towed to HPD’s garage for further investigation.

No property damage was reported. The case has been classified as a car theft.

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    • It’s a 12 mile loop of rainforest that is poorly patrolled by HPD and DLNR views as a money making opportunity by holding luaus at the nutridge house through a conditional use permit that was ram-rodded through. Oh, and homeless folks camping in the nooks and crannies. Basically, the only lawless urban area in Honolulu outside underneath the airport nimitz/H-1 viaduct.

  • What’s wrong with HPD. Can they not tell the difference between a PVC pipe and a bomb? Ridiculous how they make everything into a federal case and trot out the bomb squad
    every chance they get. Guess they need to justify their cost and need the practice.

    • Do you know ? First unit on scene were fire fighters not cops. Lots of people put things in capped PVC pipes these days. Bomb squad responded as precaution. They also have special tools to look into pipe. See these things every day at their airport….

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