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EXCLUSIVE: Bomb squad sweeps Big Island searching for man accused of threatening judge

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Federal, state and local police spent Friday searching for a 33-year old Puna man who's accused of threatening a Circuit Court Judge.

Police are taking Ronald Kong's threats seriously after they allegedly found illegal guns and an explosive device in a truck he was driving earlier this week.

A three-acre parcel of land in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision was the command post on Friday for Big Island Police, Honolulu police bomb experts, State deputy sheriffs, and agents from the FBI and ATF.

The wooded property had two run down structures on it and a shack.

Officers believed the area was rigged with explosives and so moved in with armored vehicles.

"At this point, (we're) executing a search warrant on a property," Hawaii County Police Lt. Gregory Esteban said, earlier Friday, "There may be explosive devices on the property."

After searching all day, though, Honolulu police bomb technicians gave the all-clear, returning to Oahu and allowing the other law enforcement officers access to the area.

Kong is currently wanted for a domestic violence case, but police sources say they want to question him about the threats made against the judge.

Police asked that Hawaii News Now not name the judge for security reasons.

Kong is considered extremely dangerous and anyone who sees him should call 911.  

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