Suspect who triggered hours-long lockdown on Schofield Barracks arrested on Molokai
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect who triggered an hours-long lockdown at Schofield Barracks on Thursday was arrested after fleeing to Molokai.
The suspect was identified as Paul A. Smith, and authorities believed he was armed.
Viewer video showed Smith being escorted by police out of the Molokai Airport in Hoolehua.
Military and Honolulu police conducted an “extensive” search for Smith on Schofield Barracks, clearing facilities on the installation as they went.
He is believed to have fled in a white Prius sedan.
The lockdown started about 2:30 p.m. and the shelter in place order was lifted about 5 p.m.
Sources told HNN that the search was launched after an apparent assault, though reports of any shots fired were not confirmed. Details on any injuries also were not immediately available.
The incident started near Schofield’s 604 Ale House.
The Army has not said if Smith is enlisted or what kind of charges he may face.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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