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Police arrest armed man suspected in Hilo carjacking

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A hunt for a Big Island man suspected of carjacking ended on the slopes of Mauna Kea on Tuesday afternoon. 

31-year-old Jeremy Todd Rios is accused of flashing a gun while driving earlier Tuesday.

When police closed in on him, he reportedly ditched his car and allegedly carjacked a woman. 

Police later found the car on Mauna Kea Access Road and say he walked out of a pasture and surrendered to an officer. 


Hawaii Island police have set up a roadblock at the entrance to Mauna Kea Access Road off the Saddle Road and are limiting access to Mauna Kea Access Road. The road is closed to the public until further notice while police search for a suspect in a carjacking.

The car stolen in the carjacking incident has been located off the Mauna Kea Access Road. The suspect, 31-year-old Todd Rios,was seen fleeing into the brush. Police are searching the area with help from a county helicopter crew.

Police caution the public not to pick up hitchhikers on Saddle Road.

Rios is described as 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos, including one on his throat/neck area depicting brass knuckles. He may be in possession of a firearm.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.


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