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Police Standoff Ends in Hawi

January 22, 2018, 5:23 PM HST
* Updated January 23, 1:50 AM
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Update (9:30 p.m.):  The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that Hawi Road, makai of Highway 270, in the North Kohala District, is now open.

Update (6:53 p.m.):  Hawai‘i Police report that Hawi Road, makai of Highway 270, in the North Kohala District, is still closed as a standoff in the area continues.

Residents in the immediate area have been asked to leave the area.

The incident allegedly stemmed from a landlord-tenant dispute. The suspect allegedly shot a gun at and/or towards the landlord earlier today.

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The Hawi Road, makai of Highway 270, in the North Kohala District is closed due to police activity.

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The Hawai‘i Police Department asks residents to avoid the area.

HPD has confirmed that a woman has fired shots in the area and a police standoff is currently happening.

Big Island Now will update this story as more information becomes available.

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