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Tantalus suspect grimaces, clutches injured arm during initial court appearance

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By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who was shot by an off-duty FBI agent after he allegedly pointed a replica gun at motorists on Tantalus Drive earlier this month made his first court appearance in the case Tuesday.

Martin Boegel, 27, is charged with two counts of terroristic threatening. According to court documents, the suspect's non-lethal airsoft pistol did not have the manufacturer's orange tip on it and, therefore, "appeared to be a genuine firearm."

Criminal proceedings against Boegel were delayed while he recovered from multiple gunshot wounds and was under observation in the psychiatric ward at the Queen's Medical Center. During his brief appearance before a judge Tuesday, he clutched the left side of his body and grimaced.

Police previously arrested Boegel on suspicion of impersonating a police officer on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.

According to a police affidavit, a "description of certain police officers, and a Honolulu Police Officer's first initial and last name" were written on a dry erase message board in the suspect's home. Officers say they also recovered an AR-15 airsoft rifle from his room.

Boegel is being held on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing in the Tantalus case is tentatively set for Thursday.

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