Two arrested, freeway off ramp reopened after investigation

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men were arrested when they attempted to get into the Aliamanu Military Reservation after being turned away from other military bases earlier Saturday.

"Force protection measures that we enforce require certain identification to get on bases. And so their attempts to get onto the bases were appropriately dealt with at each location, and so they went to other bases to try to get on," said Col. Mike Donnelly, Chief of Public Affairs at Fort Shafter.

Military and Honolulu police shut down the Ala Kapuna off ramp from Moanalua Freeway for two hours while investigating their vehicle, a late model black SUV. The Honolulu Police bomb squad was called to the scene shortly before 3:30 p.m. and found nothing suspicious or explosive.

Authorities did not initially release the identities of the two men, or the bases they tried to enter, although Col. Donnelly said the bases were located in Leeward Oahu.

"Our communications between federal and local authorities and military police is really phenomenal, and so as these individuals tried to access other bases on this side of the island, everybody was alerted, and they were apprehended here at Aliamanu," Col. Donnelly said.

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