Army ends search, HPD takes suspect into custody

Army ends search, HPD takes suspect into custody
Photo Source: U.S. Army
Photo Source: U.S. Army
Photo Source: U.S. Army
Photo Source: U.S. Army

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Army officials locked down two schools at Schofield Barracks Thursday while searching for a man suspected in a domestic dispute.

"Earlier this morning, one of our employees got a phone call from an individual with some threatening remarks. It led to a series of events where this individual, we don't know if he is armed, but we're treating the situation that he is," said Dennis Drake of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

Solomon Elementary and Hale Kula Elementary schools were placed on lockdown. Authorities say there were no specific threats to either of the schools. Children from Solomon who were on a field trip were taken to a different cafeteria so their parents could pick them up. Parents are being required to show ID to pick up their children.

"Based on the information we have, he's a former soldier. He was released from the Army, we believe in 2011," said Drake.

The suspect allegedly called a gate guard and stated he would come onto Schofield and kill soldiers, but would first stop by Mililani.

Honolulu police say they arrested the suspect at approximately 3:15 p.m. behind Mendoca Park in Wahiawa.

The incident is under investigation and more information will be provided by authorities as it becomes available.

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