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UH-Hilo Employee Threatened by Man Wielding Gun

December 11, 2013, 4:26 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 4:27 PM
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Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who reportedly threatened an employee at the campus of University of Hawaii at Hilo Monday morning.

The 25-year-old male employee told police he was accosted by a man who pointed a firearm at him before fleeing the area in a pickup truck.

The employee left the campus before calling police from his Puna home about the incident, which occurred at about 9 a.m.

The suspect was described as a local male in his 30s with a dark complexion and neatly trimmed beard with sideburns to his chin. He was wearing black sunglasses.

His vehicle was a lifted black Toyota with black rims and dark black tinted windows. It had a “NSPYR” sticker near the gas fill cover.

Police advise the public not to approach the truck as its operator is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the suspect or his vehicle is asked to contact Det. Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or [email protected], or the police department at 935-3311.

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