Police standoff in North Kohala

Officers are engaged in a standoff with an armed woman this afternoon in North Kohala, police said.

Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert Wagner said a 28-year-old woman “discharged a firearm” toward her landlord this morning in Hawi during what he described as a “landlord-tenant dispute” in which the landlord was reportedly attempting to evict the woman.

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The Special Response Team — the department’s SWAT unit — and a negotiator was dispatched to the scene.

“We’re in a bit of remote location here,” Wagner said. “We’re just trying to apprehend her at this time.”

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Asked if there are any hostages, Wagner replied, “As far as we know, it’s just her.”

The Tribune-Herald will update this story when more information becomes available.

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