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Hilo man arrested for terroristic threatening with a handgun

Big Island police arrested a 35-year-old Hilo man after he allegedly pointed a handgun at two people while they occupied a vehicle.

At 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, police said a man in a white 2011 GMC pickup truck pointed the gun at a 66-year-old man and 57-year-old woman in a gray Isuzu Trooper sports utility vehicle. Both vehicles were traveling south on Kanoelehua Avenue at the intersection of Kekuanaoa Street at the time, said police in a news release.

The encounter was reported to police. Within a half-hour, officers located and arrested the suspect at his Hilo home on suspicion of terroristic threatening.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the encounter is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Individuals also may call Det. Kayne Kelii at 961-2378 or e-mail him at kayne.kelii@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters also may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.

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