Reports of threats involving clowns have popped up across the nation and now here in Hawaii.
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii says it has been contacted about people dressed as clowns and making threats.
Army officials say they haven’t been able to verify the reports, but are working with Honolulu police to ensure public safety.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Schofield Barracks Military Police at 655-5555 or the Fort Shafter Military Police at 438-7114.
Many cases on the mainland have turned out to be hoaxes, and in some cases, those behind the hoax have been arrested.
Scary Clowns — The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, has received inquiries claiming subjects dressed as clowns are making threats towards members of the community.
To date, there have been no verified occurrences. The DES will remain aware and monitor the situation.
DES is also continuously working with the Honolulu Police Department to assure safety throughout our communities. Social media has seen this activity occurring across the country for the past several weeks, and it is generally believed to be a hoax.
If any person has information about actual incidents or subject(s) responsible for these social media hoaxes, he or she is encouraged to contact the Schofield Barracks Military Police at 655-5555 or the Fort Shafter Military Police at 438-7114.
We strongly encourage all members of our community to leave any confrontation of subjects to law enforcement officers.