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Man allegedly fires gun to scare children on Kauai

  • KAUAI COUNTY POLICE Randy Yamagata

A 48-year-old Kapaa man, who allegedly fired a gun to scare a group of children, has been released on bail.

Police arrested Randy Yamagata Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly threatened five children, ages 11 to 14, from his property along Olohena Road, across from the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex.

Police said they responded to a report from the boys at about 2:15 p.m. that Yamagata had fired a gun at a tree to scare the children.

Yamagata was arrested on suspicion of first-degree reckless endangering and first-degree terroristic threatening. He was released after posting $10,000 bail.

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