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Hostage stand-off ends peacefully

SALT LAKE (HawaiiNewsNow) - No charges will be filed against a Pearl Harbor Navy sailor, who returned home armed with a gun and threatened suicide on Thursday. Honolulu Police received a call about a possible hostage situation and responded to the Moanalua Terrace home, where the 22-year-old lives with his wife and seven-month-old son.

The 22-year-old new mother asked Hawaii News Now not to reveal her last name. She says her husband has struggled with major depression since returning home from his second deployment. "He came in with the gun and said this is no way to live and that I should say good-bye to him and just let him do it," she said.

Staying calm enough to talk her husband down from his distressed mental state, she helped police resolve the situation without anyone getting hurt. "He's really been struggling with isolation, major sadness and loss of interest in things he normally loves, "said the navy sailor's wife.

Doctors say they will the man at Tripler Army Medical Center, where he is receiving inpatient psychological help. They say he'll be released when he is no longer a threat to himself or others. Prosecutors declined to pursue charges since this is a mental health situation.

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