Barricade situation on Big Island ends in arrest

Barricade situation on Big Island ends in arrest
Big Island police are at the scene of an ongoing barricade situation in Kalaoa. (Source: Nicola Nakama-Ching)

HAWAII ISLAND, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect is in custody on the Big Island after a more than six-hour standoff with police in Kona.

Officers evacuated homes on Ahulani Street in Kalaoa Thursday morning when they say 57-year-old Richard Gorloff threatened to “blow up” his house.

Police say he had a small propane tank, a five-gallon gas can and officers saw him carrying what appeared to be a propane torch and a lighter.

Officers negotiated with him for hours until he peacefully surrendered.

No one was hurt during the standoff.

This story will be updated.

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