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UPDATE: Hilo Man Arrested for Alleged Bomb Threat

June 9, 2016, 4:05 PM HST
* Updated June 9, 5:16 PM
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bomb guyUPDATE
June 9, 2016
4:12 p.m.

Hilo resident Russell Monlux, 29, has been charged with two offenses in connection with a bomb threat at a bank in Hilo.

In response to a 12:04 p.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers learned that a male customer had passed a handwritten bomb threat to a teller at a bank in a supermarket. At 1:20 p.m., police arrested Monlux.

At 3:45 p.m., he was charged with two counts of second-degree terroristic threatening because both the bank and the store were exposed to the threat.

His bail was set at $4,000.

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He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, June 13.

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ORIGINAL POST
Thursday, June 9, 2016
4:05 p.m.

A man identified as Russell Monlux, 29, of Hilo was arrested today, Thursday, June 9, in connection with a bomb threat at a bank in Hilo.

In response to a 12:04 p.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers learned that a male customer had passed a handwritten bomb threat to a teller at a bank in a supermarket on the 300 block of Makaʻala Street in Hilo shortly before noon.

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The store was evacuated as a precaution.

At 1:20 p.m., police arrested Monlux. He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while police continue the investigation. The case is classified as a terroristic threatening.

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