Suspicious device on Maui determined to be a hoax

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police say a suspicious device found Wednesday in a Wailuku home was a "hoax I.E.D."

Police say a woman reported finding a possible explosive device in the bedroom of her 16-year-old son. It was in a box about 6 inches by 6 inches, and had a piece of blue duct tape with "boom box" labeled on it.

Upon opening the box, she observed electronics, wiring and other objects which she believed to be a homemade explosive device. That is when police evacuated about 21 homes in the vicinity as a precaution.

The U.S. Army's explosive ordinance detail was called and later determined that the device was a hoax containing two "D" batteries with wiring and electronics.

Following the "all clear", residents were allowed to return homes shortly thereafter.

The woman's son was arrested for terroristic threatening and later released to his foster family.

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