Suspect transported to medical facility after suspicious packages found at JBPHH

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Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 5:11 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 10:07 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police said a suspect was transported to a medical facility for evaluation after several suspicious packages were found at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Police said a 32-year-old man was taken into custody Monday night and transported to the facility. He has not been arrested at this time.

The military said three separate packages were examined by explosive ordnance technicians and all were declared safe shortly after 9:30 p.m.,

Officials said Borchers Gate was closed and cordoned off by Joint Base security forces at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday. Honolulu police also closed Kamehameha Highway as the investigation continued.

So far, no details have been released on what the items actually turned out to be.

A well-placed source told HNN that this incident is not connected to a suspicious package incident that happened just a few miles away at the Honolulu Airport.

Officials said all Joint Base gates have resumed normally scheduled operations.

This story will be updated.