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Campus-wide alert for UH-Manoa lifted; man in custody

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MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

University of Hawaii at Manoa officials have lifted a campus-wide alert to be on the lookout for a possibly armed man after a man was taken into custody.

The 41-year-old man, who was described as "emotionally distraught," was taken into custody about noon in east Honolulu.

The man was the subject of a "missing persons" news release on Thursday. 

A news release said he may be driving a 2000 black Mercedes-Benz. That's the same car UH-Manoa campus officials said the possibly armed man was driving.

CrimeStoppers said he was last seen about 8 a.m. in the Hawaii Kai area.

"His family and friends are concerned for his safety and well-being," CrimeStoppers said.

Meanwhile, UH officials on Thursday downplayed any threat to students, saying it was "implied" and that a campus-wide alert was issued "as a cautionary measure."

"The threat is specific to one building and police and public safety are taking appropriate actions," UH said in an email to students.

UH also told students the suspect is "known to be armed." Officials described the incident as "isolated."

Earlier in the morning, UH warned students that an armed man might be headed to campus. There was no evacuation.

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