Kauai police use stun gun on Kapa'a High student

Published: Feb. 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM HST
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Tumua Masaniai
Tumua Masaniai

KAPA'A, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) – A high school student wanted in connection with a robbery and assault case was arrested on the campus of Kapa'a High School Wednesday morning.

Tumua Masaniai, 18, was arriving on campus at around 7:30 a.m. when police officers recognized him and attempted to arrest him. Masaniai, who is six feet tall and weighs approximately 270 pounds, resisted attempts to arrest him and ignored multiple verbal commands from the officers.

Masaniai was warned repeatedly that an officer's stun gun would be used if he continued to threaten the officers with physical harm. He did not comply, and Masaniani was subdued by the officers following the deployment of the Electronic Control Device.

Following a routine medical clearance at Wilcox Hospital, Masaniai was transported to a police cellblock.

He has been charged with robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening. Bail is set at $16,100.

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