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Barricaded suspect 01-29-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Captain Randall Medeiros
Phone: 961-2251
January 29, 2010
Report No. C10003029

Media Release

A 32-year-old Hilo man was safely taken into custody Thursday night (January 28) following an approximately two-hour standoff with police. 

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a home on Lanikāula Street in the House Lots area of Hilo for a behavioral disturbance call. There, officers were confronted with a man who had barricaded himself inside the house and was threatening to harm himself.

The Police Department’s Special Response Team was activated shortly thereafter.

Just before midnight, the man surrendered to officers and was taken to Hilo Medical Center for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. His apprehension was based solely on his clear need for immediate medical attention. He was not arrested for any criminal offense.