06-09-16 Man arrested after bomb threat at bank

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Miles Chong
Phone: 961-2213
Report No. C16015717

 

Media Release

A man was arrested Thursday (June 9) in connection with a bomb threat at a bank in Hilo.

In response to a 12:04 p.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers learned that a male customer had passed a handwritten bomb threat to a teller at a bank in a supermarket on the 300 block of Makaʻala Street in Hilo shortly before noon. The store was evacuated as a precaution.

At 1:20 p.m., police arrested the customer, identified as 29-year-old Russell Monlux of Hilo. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while police continue the investigation. The case is classified as a terroristic threatening.


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