A traffic accident in Kailua Tuesday escalated into an incident where a 36-year-old Kailua man now faces criminal charges for allegedly threatening witnesses to the incident.
Police said the incident began at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday when a 36-year-old man began arguing with witnesses who saw the accident. The suspect allegedly threatened several witnesses, left and then returned with family members. During the ensuing argument the suspect allegedly damaged personal property and continued to threaten the witnesses.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree property damage and two counts of second-degree assault. He was released Tuesday night pending further investigation.