Police respond to Puna hostage situation

HOLLYN JOHSNON/Tribune-Herald The Hawaii Police Department Special Response Team responded this morning to Hibiscus Street in Fern Acres on the report of a barricaded suspect with a hostage threatening use of a firearm.

The Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on this morning after a man with a rifle allegedly threatened a woman during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.