Explosives found and disposed of from stolen Maui car

maui police with background

Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel were called in Monday afternoon to secure and dispose some blasting caps found inside in a stolen rental car that was recovered in Kihei by Maui police.

The car was originally stolen around noon Sunday from Ahihi Bay in Makena. It was located later that night near the Villas at Kenolio in Kihei.

The blasting caps were seen inside the vehicle during the inspection. Police set up a perimeter around the car and, as a precaution, several nearby buildings were evacuated.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter at the Kihei Community Center for those evacuated residents. They were able to return to their buildings when the area was deemed safe.






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