Kohala Standoff Ends in Arrest

From the Hawaii Police Department:

A man who had been barricaded in his home since Monday night (July 13) is now in police custody. No one was injured during his arrest. After the Police Department’s Special Response Team converged on the scene, shots were fired by the suspect, who eventually surrendered.

At 4:26 p.m. Tuesday (July 14), 37-year-old Macdon D. Thromman of Kapa?au was taken into custody on multiple offenses and was to be processed at the North Kohala police station. The Area II Criminal Investigations Section is continuing the investigation.

Route 270 in North Kohala, which had been closed in both directions near the 25-mile marker, has now been reopened.

The incident began Monday (July 13), when patrol officers responded to a 7:48 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at a home on the 53-4200 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Halaula, North Kohala.

Responding officers contacted several neighbors in the area who reported loud yelling and screaming coming from the residence. Several people were then seen running from the house as officers approached from the driveway. A gunshot was fired at the officers, striking one officer in his right forearm.

A woman from the house approached the officers and said she had been shot in her outer thigh by her boyfriend.

Both the officer and the woman were taken to North Hawai?i Community Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The 37-year-old man barricaded himself in the house.

The Hawai?i Police Department’s Special Response Team responded and neighboring residents were evacuated as a precaution.

The wounded 43-year-old officer is a 14-year veteran with the Hawai?i Police Department. He is listed in stable condition. The 32-year-old woman is also listed in stable condition.

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2 replies
  1. Alan McNarie
    Alan McNarie says:

    At least one was a family member: the woman who was shot. I’m about to run an update….

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