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Makakilo hostage situation ends peacefully

Major Alan Bluemke Major Alan Bluemke

MAKAKILO (KHNL) - SWAT team negotiators peacefully end a standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself and his wife in their home.

On Wednesday night, neighbors called police about an argument coming from the Makakilo home.

Officers discoverd the 51-year-old man had a gun, and wouldn't let his wife out.

"Officer knocked on the door to speak with the male. They heard what sounded like a firearm being racked, attempted to contact the male with no response," said Major Alan Bluemke.

The man surrendered at 3:20 Thursday morning, after a five-hour standoff with police.

Evacuated neighbors were then allowed to return home.


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