Suspect charged in connection with hours-long standoff in Waianae


Update Feb. 8, 2018: Frank Hampp pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree attempted murder on a law enforcement officer.

He is being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center, unable to post an increased bail of $3 million.

His trial was scheduled for the week of April 9.


The suspect involved in an hours-long standoff with police over the weekend has been charged.

Frank Hampp, 34, was charged Tuesday afternoon with three counts of first-degree attempted murder on a law enforcement officer and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $1 million.

Police tell us the incident started at 10:30 p.m. Saturday as a traffic stop when officers realized the vehicle was stolen.

A pursuit ensued on Farrington Highway and Hampp allegedly started shooting at the police while he was driving.

“He fled down Waianae Valley Road. He fired several shots at multiple police vehicles,” said HPD Lt. Trent Umeno.

Police say Hampp hit a fire hydrant, got out, and proceeded to run to a friend’s apartment in a building next to Waianae Elementary School on Mill Street.

Two women and a man were inside at the time. Both women were released by the suspect Saturday night, and the man came out at around 1 p.m. Sunday.

About three hours after releasing the man, Hampp was taken into custody. He was initially booked on suspicion of auto theft, attempted murder, fleeing the scene, and firearm offenses.

Police tell us the officers involved were not injured by the gunfire.

Police recovered the stolen vehicle and took it to the main station in Honolulu.

A portion of the apartment building was evacuated. The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Waianae District Park for residents who were displaced during the standoff. Roughly 21 people stayed at the shelter until it closed at 4:30 p.m.

To make matters worse, an 8-inch water main broke at around 1:45 p.m. and flooded the street, affecting about a dozen homes.

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