Shortly after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, the nearly 24-hour long standoff in Kohala came to an end. Police officials say no one was hurt as the standoff ended, and the 37-year-old suspect, identified as Macdon D. Thromman, is in custody. The standoff ended after police shot pepper spray into the house.
Hawaii Island police and SWAT officers first surrounded the home on Akoni Pule Highway on Monday at 8 p.m. shortly after a domestic violence situation. Neighbors reported loud yelling and screaming coming from the home. Thromman's 32-year-old girlfriend was shot in the thigh area, police sources said.
As police approached the driveway, several people were seen running from the house and a gunshot was fired at the officers. One of the officers, age 43, was shot and injured.
North Kohala fire officials say both were transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries.
Sources said the man who was barricaded may have been armed with a rifle. Witnesses tell Hawaii News Now they heard several loud pops before the suspect was arrested.
Thromman has had various traffic related offenses ranging from driving without a license, speeding to no insurance.
Police shut down both directions of Akoni Pule Highway, also known as Route 270, near the 25 mile marker throughout the ordeal.
Residents who live close to the home were evacuated.