Big Island police arrest man after standoff in Fern Acres

Big Island police arrest man after standoff in Fern Acres
Big Island police arrested a man following a standoff in Fern Acres.

FERN ACRES, HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -Police on the Big Island arrested a 48-year-old man Tuesday morning after a standoff in Fern Acres.

Police say they got a report around 8 a.m. that the suspect, Eric Ragragola, was armed with a rifle and took a woman hostage.

His motive is unclear, but police say he and the woman got into a dispute.

Tactical officers surrounded the home on Hibiscus Street, then entered and took him into custody.

No one was injured.

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.