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Downtown streets reopened after police investigate suspicious package

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Police conducted an investigation in downtown this morning after closing multiple roads in the area. This is the intersection of Alakea and Hotel streets.

    ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Police conducted an investigation in downtown this morning after closing multiple roads in the area. This is the intersection of Alakea and Hotel streets.

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                                The intersection of Alakea and Hotel streets, seen this morning, in downtown Honolulu. Police have closed multiple streets in downtown Honolulu due to an ongoing investigation.

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    The intersection of Alakea and Hotel streets, seen this morning, in downtown Honolulu. Police have closed multiple streets in downtown Honolulu due to an ongoing investigation.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police and Sheriff’s Department personnel rerouted traffic at the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets due to an investigation at Honolulu District Court, today, in Honolulu.

UPDATE: 9:25 a.m.

Honolulu police gave the “all-clear” and reopened Beretania Street at the intersection of Punchbowl Street.

Maintenance staff at the Keoni Ana building found a suspicious package — described as an unattended cardboard box — outside the doors of the state building at 1177 Alakea Street at approximately 5:56 a.m., according to Toni Schwartz, spokeswoman of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.

The state building is on the mauka side of Honolulu District Court.

Sheriff deputies and Honolulu police including the Bomb Squad responded to the area to investigate.

Law enforcement temporarily shut down portions of Alakea Street and Beretania Street until police gave the all-clear at 8:45 a.m. after they determined the box did not contain any explosives.

8:48 a.m.

Honolulu police have reopened Alakea Street. Beretania Street near Punchbowl Street remain closed.

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Police have closed multiple streets in downtown Honolulu to investigate a suspicious package.

Beretania Street by Punchbowl, Alakea Street between Hotel and Beretania streets and the intersection of Richard and Hotel streets have been closed off, according to a bulletin from police sent at 6:22 a.m.

The investigation of the suspicious package has affected operations at Honolulu District Court.

The court is temporarily closed at this time, according to acting deputy chief court administrator Mark Santoki.

Criminal non-custody cases will be held via Zoom from Kaneohe District.

People are advised to avoid the area.

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