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Bomb threat closes Kaneohe road


    Police closed Keaahala Road near Windward Community College in Kaneohe today to investigate suspicious items found in the area.

Police closed a Kaneohe roadway for three hours today after a caller said he had placed fuel cans that might blow up at a health center near Windward Community College.

The man made the call at about 12:06 p.m. from a phone with a blocked caller ID to the Windward Health Center, located just above the Kaneohe District Park, police said.

The caller said he placed two diesel fuel cans near the Health Center driveway in the sun, and said they could possibly blow up.

Police determined that because of the call and the possibility of it being an explosive device, it was best to shut down the mauka-bound lanes of Keaahala Road.

Police secured the area, and waited for the bomb squad to assess the contents of the can.

The bomb squad determined there was possibly some diesel fuel in the cans, but that they were not an immediate threat to anyone in the immediate area, Lt. Channing Hawkins of the Kaneohe station said.

A city contractor was called to remove the cans.

The roadway was reopened at about 3:15 p.m.

Police opened a first-degree terroristic threatening investigation.

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