Kauai police have 4-hour standoff at popular hunting area

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Apr 25 2014 10:55:26 PM HST
KALAHEO, Hawaii -

Kauai police had a four-hour standoff with a 51-year-old Kalaheo man.

It happened at a popular hunting area off Pu'uwai Road around 8 p.m. Thursday night after residents reported hearing yelling and possible gun shots.

Officers located the armed suspect and discovered he was alone at the time. Crisis negotiators were able to calm the man down.

No injuries were reported. The man was initially taken to Wilcox Hospital for a medical evaluation. He still remains hospitalized.

So far, no charges have been filed against him.

Police say they are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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