Kauai man hospitalized after four-hour armed standoff

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A Kauai man remains hospitalized after a four-hour standoff in Kalaheo Thursday night.

According to the Kauai Police Dept., officers responded to a popular hunting area off Puuwai Road after residents reported hearing yelling and possible gunshots at around 8 p.m.

They located the armed suspect, who was alone at the time, and closed Puuwai Rd. while they worked together with KPD’s Special Services Team and crisis negotiators to set up a safe perimeter.

The 51-year-old suspect surrendered peacefully after roughly four hours of negotiations and was taken to Wilcox Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Puuwai Rd. was reopened at midnight.

Police is continuing to investigate the incident. No charges have been filed at this time.

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