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Police Open Two Cases in Connection to Sunday Volcano Incident

November 25, 2014, 5:34 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 5:36 PM
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The Hawai’i County Police Department has initiated two cases, one case of assault and another of terroristic threatening, in connection with a confrontation that occurred early Sunday morning at a home in Volcano.

According to a police release, Puna Patrol officers responded at 4:16 a.m. to a report of a possible burglary in progress at a home on the 11-3700 block of Ali’i Anela Street in the Royal Hawaiian Estates subdivision.

A 25-year-old man reported to police that someone had banged on his door. Upon opening the door, an unknown man who was holding what appeared to be a firearm charged toward him. The two began fighting, and during the confrontation the victim was punched. A 20-year-old woman attempted to intervene, and she too was punched.

Eventually, the suspect ran toward the road, where he met another man who fled with him. Not too long later, a vehicle was heard speeding away.

The release decribed the suspect as local, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that was partially covering his face.

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Medical treatment was declined by both victims.

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Anyone who may have information about this case are asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Individuals who wish to remain anonymous may call the Big Island’s Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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