DPS: Situation at HCCC ‘contained’

Update at 6:14 p.m.: The situation at Hawaii Community Correctonal Center has been contained, according to DPS.

Investigations are underway by both Hawaii Police and the Department of Public Safety. There are 25 inmates in that housing wing who will all be questioned to determine what prompted the unrest and who was directly involved. Inmates found culpable will be criminally and administratively charged.

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The Hawaii Community Correctional Center has reported unrest that began at 3:45 p.m., involving inmates in the A-wing of the Waianuenue housing module.

According to a Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, inmates set a fire and barricaded doors.

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Hawaii Fire Department is on the scene, as are police and state sheriffs, who were called to assist.

The situation remained active after 5 p.m., according to DPS.

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