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Barricade situation ends peacefully, man arrested

Waiomao Road Waiomao Road
Albert Teixeira Albert Teixeira

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

PALOLO (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who, police say, barricaded himself inside his home on Waiomao Road following a domestic dispute surrendered at about 8:45 AM Monday, ending a five-hour standoff.

Officers arrested Derek Costa, 46, on suspicion of three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of abuse of family.

People in as many as four neighboring houses were awakened by police and evacuated during the standoff.

Investigators say Costa was arguing with his 40-year-old wife when two other family members, a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, intervened. The suspect then allegedly threatened all three with a weapon.

Albert Teixeira lives right across the street and was among those evacuated as a precaution.

"The husband was drinking or something and then he held a gun to the wife's head or something," Teixeira said. "Then according to what the officers told me, it was all air pistols. That's all he had, air guns."

The three family members later got out of the house, but Costa remained holed up. Police crisis negotiators were called to the scene to talk him out of the home.

"He gave up easily, never had no hassle," Teixeira said. "So I said perfect."

Teixeira says he has never had any problems with his neighbors.

"They seemed like normal people, nice people," he said.

"So this would be unusual for them?" this reporter asked.

"Very unusual, yeah," Teixeira replied.

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