MPD: Barricade situation near UH Maui College campus is resolved

MPD: Barricade situation near UH Maui College campus is resolved
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KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police say a suspect is in custody after a barricade situation near the University of Hawaii Maui College campus on Tuesday morning.

Police earlier responded to a male who barricaded himself at the Harbor Lights condominium near the campus. The situation has been resolved, police said in a tweet.

The University of Hawaii sent out an alert just before 7 a.m., saying authorities were responding to a “possible active shooter situation” at the Harbor Lights condominium near the campus. However, police said there was no active shooter and the university made the decision to lock down as a precaution.

Parts of Maui College — including the cooperative extension, community service and RDP buildings — were initially closed.

A UH spokesman said the alert was sent out in an abundance of caution.

All buildings have since been reopened.

Hawaii News Now has reached out to Maui police for more information.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.

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