Pahoa man arrested for allegedly threatening workers with knife

Cordell Studley

Big Island police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a knife incident in Pahoa.

The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at a business establishment on Pahoa Village Road.

The victims reported that the suspect walked into their business and used a telephone without permission. When the staff members refused to allow him to use the phone a second time, he reportedly brandished two knives and threatened them.

Police located and arrested the suspect, identified as Cordell Studley of Pahoa.

He was later charged with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Studley remains in police custody in lieu of $4,000 bail.

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