Waianae man indicted for attempted murder in incident that prompted stand-off

Waianae man indicted for attempted murder in incident that prompted stand-off
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WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Waianae man was indicted for attempted murder on Thursday, four days after he led police on a high-speed chase that eventually prompted a 15-hour standoff.

Frank Hampp surrendered to police just before 4 p.m. Sunday, eventually emerging from the Mill Street residence he had secured himself in wearing handcuffs.

Authorities say he was indicted on three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. He remains in police custody on $1 millon bail.

Sources say the incident began around 12:30 a.m., when officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray Nissan Maxima. Upon stopping, a 46-year-old male driver exited and got on the ground. The passenger, a man in his 30s, got into the driver's seat and took off.

The 46-year-old told officers he didn't know Hampp, the passenger, and that they had only met the previous night. He said Hampp had stated that he had a gun and didn't want to go back to jail.

About 15 minutes later, another officer observed the Maxima and followed it, initiating a pursuit in the area of Mill Street and Waianae Valley Road.

The suspect fired several shots at officers during the pursuit, shattering windows on the Maxima. At least one police cruiser sustained damage as a result of the gun fire.

The suspect then drove back toward Mill St., where he collided with a house fence and a fire hydrant on Plantation Road before fleeing on foot.

Officers were able to contain the suspect within a one block radius, confirming that he had suspect fled into an apartment unit at the Waimaha-Sunflower Housing Complex that belonged to his ex-girlfriend.

Police later said a friend of Hampp who was inside the unit surrendered to police around 1 p.m. Sunday.

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