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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2006

Call to FBI leads to threat probe

Advertiser Staff

Police yesterday were looking for a 53-year-old man who allegedly threatened a state judge on April 27.

They said the man called the FBI office in Honolulu and made the threat. The state sheriff's office, which provides security at state court buildings, was notified.

The sheriff's office notified the judge against whom the threat was made, and the Ho-nolulu Police Department was contacted.

Police initiated a first-degree terroristic threatening case against the man.


The police department's Specialized Services Division rushed to a home in Niu Valley on Tuesday after a 48-year-old woman found what appeared to be a hand grenade while cleaning her attic around 1:20 p.m.

Officers, in turn, contacted a military ordnance disposal team, which went to the home and determined the object in question was a harmless training device.


A 35-year-old Punchbowl man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree forgery after he was identified as the man who allegedly passed a counterfeit $50 bill to a cab driver on April 28.

A witness told police he shared a cab with a man who gave the driver, 48, a bogus bill to pay the fare.

The witness, a 45-year-old man, told police the cabbie immediately realize the bill was fake and said so.

At that point, the man who paid the fare got out of the cab and ran, the witness said.

Police said the witness spotted the same man yesterday and pointed him out to officers, who made an arrest near Kekaulike and North King streets downtown.