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Suspect who allegedly fired at police in custody following tense standoff in Pupukea

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 2:33 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 8:12 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An armed man who reportedly fired at officers from the roof of a Pupukea home is in custody.

Police arrested Rodney Silva on on multiple counts of terroristic threatening, reckless endangerment and ownership of a prohibited weapon.

The standoff with police started about 2 p.m. Thursday and lasted for about two hours.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

During the standoff, police closed Kamehameha Highway in both directions, snarling afternoon traffic. The thoroughfare reopened at around 5 p.m.

After an apparent encounter with police, the suspect got on the roof of his home and allegedly fired at officers, sources and witnesses said.

Resident Bob Ellis, who lives nearby, said dozens of police vehicles are on the scene.

“I work in the film industry so it looks like a movie set out here,” he said.

Silva has yet to be charged and remains in custody.

This story will be updated.

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