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.