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Police standoff ends in Waianae


    HPD Specialized Services Division officers detained a man at 85-965 Mill Street in Waianae where a man barricaded himself in an apartment.


    Officers from HPD’s Specialized Services Division converged on a residence at 85-965 Mill Street in Waianae today.

A standoff in Waianae ended at 4 p.m. today with the person surrendering.

Police were involved in the hours-long standoff with a person hiding inside a Mill Street residence at Waimaha-Sunflower, a state housing project.

At about 1 p.m., a man came out of the unit and was led away by police, but officers with the Specialized Services Division remained on alert with the suspect apparently still inside.

A resident at the housing project who asked that her name not be used said she was woken up at 3 a.m. by barking dogs and found police already at the scene. She said she later learned the incident began about 11 p.m. when police were trying to find a man with a gun.

She said police allowed residents to stay in their homes, but told them that if they left they could not return until after the situation ended.

The woman said she wanted to go get food, but decided to stay home because she didn’t know when she would be let back in.

“We can’t do nothing,” she said. “Just stay in the house.”

Police said no injures were reported.

A canine unit was also at the scene.

Some residents sat outside waiting for the scene to unfold.

The American Red Cross closed a shelter at Waianae District Park for residents who evacuated from their homes during the standoff. The shelter opened earlier today and about 21 residents went to the shelter.

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